Acts 2



This chapter in Acts is crucial as it marks the fulfillment of Jesus' promise to send the Holy Spirit and the birth of the early Christian community. The preaching of Peter leads to a significant response, and the believers form a devoted, close-knit fellowship centered on the teachings of the apostles and the worship of Jesus Christ.


  1. The Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-13): The disciples are gathered in one place when suddenly a sound like a rushing wind fills the room, and tongues of fire appear over each of them. They are filled with the Holy Spirit and begin speaking in various languages. A crowd gathers in amazement, and some mock, thinking the disciples are drunk.

  2. Peter's Sermon (Acts 2:14-36): Peter addresses the crowd, explaining that what they are witnessing is the fulfillment of Joel's prophecy about the outpouring of the Spirit. He preaches about Jesus, his crucifixion, and resurrection, declaring him as both Lord and Messiah. The message convicts many in the crowd.

  3. Response and Conversion (Acts 2:37-41): The people are cut to the heart by Peter's words and ask what they should do. Peter urges them to repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus for the forgiveness of sins. About three thousand people respond, getting baptized and joining the early Christian community.

  4. The Fellowship of Believers (Acts 2:42-47): The new believers devote themselves to the apostles' teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread, and prayer. Miracles and signs are performed through the apostles. The community shares everything in common, meeting daily in homes and praising God. The Lord adds to their number daily.