Both Lord and Christ (Acts 2:22-36)AJ, 9th February 2014
Part of the Study of Acts series, preached at a Sunday at Six service
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2:23 This man was handed over to you by God's set purpose and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross.
2:24 But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.
2:25 David said about him: " 'I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
2:26 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will live in hope,
2:27 because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay.
2:28 You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.'
2:29 "Brothers, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day.
2:30 But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne.
2:31 Seeing what was ahead, he spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to the grave, nor did his body see decay.
2:32 God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of the fact.
2:33 Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear.
2:34 For David did not ascend to heaven, and yet he said, " 'The Lord said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand
2:35 until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet." '
2:36 "Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ."