THE SERVANT GENERAL
THE NEW EVANGELIZATION
PETER’S OTHER SERMON - 2
Today’s reading: Acts 3:13-19
Peter continues with the same basic message, the kerygma.
Again his speech to the Israelites, after he had cured the
crippled beggar, is the model for our 5-session LCS.
Session #1: Jesus the Messiah
God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,
the God of our ancestors, has glorified his servant
Jesus .... the Holy and Righteous One .... the author
of life .... God has thus brought to fulfillment what
he had announced beforehand through the mouth of all
the prophets, that the Messiah would suffer. ....
that the Lord may grant you times of refreshment and
send you the Messiah already appointed for you, Jesus”
Session #2: Called to Witness
this we are witnesses” (v.15b)
Session #3: Repentance and Faith
therefore. and be converted, that your sins may be
wiped away.” (v.19)
In this particular speech as recorded in Acts, Peter does
not mention the Holy Spirit (our Session #4), and of course
Session #5 is no longer part of Peter’s original speech
on the day of Pentecost, but is about the core activities
that allowed the Church to grow.
So we see that Peter sticks with the basic gospel message.
We should also notice that there is much teaching in the Church
today, but this initial proclamation of the gospel is what
we continue mounting our LCSC LCSs. This is what lapsed Catholics
need to hear, so that they might meet and begin to know Christ,
and start living Christ.