Preaching has always occupied a central role in the church. It is the God ordained method of building His church. During Jesus' earthly ministry, His mission was to preach the Gospel (Mark 1). And the first event in church history is Peter's preaching of his first sermon.
With the Jews gathered in Jerusalem for Pentecost, Peter addresses the crowd. First, he addresses the mockers whose claims the apostles were drunk as preposterous. He then moves to the fact that God is revealing His plan. And so, Peter looks to prophecy, specifically Joel's prophecy that in the last days, God would pour out His Spirit upon mankind.
Thank you for listening to today's lesson. My the Lord bless you as you consider with us God's plan revealed in the person and work of Jesus Christ.