Peter received another opportunity to publicly proclaim the news of Jesus being the promised Messiah. This required both challenging the crowd and also inviting them towards God through faith in Jesus. Peter promised the crowd that if they would turn from their ways, and turn to God, they would experience “times of refreshing.” What does this mean?
Part of the journey of finding freedom is making amends with those we have wronged. This is a key aspect of the biblical practice and command of repentance. Jesus’ interaction with Zacchaeus and Zacchaeus’ response are a great example of what repentance looks like and how God responds to repentance.
Samuel: An answer to his mother’s prayer, a judge over Israel, anointed David King over Israel. David: Served God passionately, sinned against God, was “a man after God’s own heart,” his “future was in God’s hands,” his heart longed for God.” How do you reconcile these statements about David? How do they reflect your experience with God?