Peter’s repetitive sermons
God granted Peter the enormous responsibility of preaching the foundational sermons to those whom would become the first church. Judging by his words and the results, he made the most of the opportunity.
In Acts 1:8, Jesus told the apostles that they would be his witnesses. Peter obeyed. He gave witness to Jesus.
Peter’s sermons were not complicated, but they did not lack power. In fact, people were cut to the heart, as they heard them. Peter referenced the prophets but kept coming back to the exact same template, over and over again:
Acts 2:14-39 – Jesus: You killed him, God raised him, he saves
Acts 3:13-20 – Jesus: You killed him, God raised him, he saves
Acts 4:8-12 – Jesus: You killed him, God raised him, he saves
Acts 5:29-32 – Jesus: You killed him, God raised him, he saves
Read the sermons for yourself. Peter’s emphasis is clear. That same emphasis ought to be evident in our words and in our lives.
Could it be said that your life repetitively gives witness to Jesus?