Scripture: Acts 3:14 NIV You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you.
15 You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this….
19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,
Observation: Luke, the author of the book of Acts here records Peter’s sermon. Peter is claiming that Jesus is “the Holy and Righteous One” and “the author of life.” This agrees with the apostles John (John 1:9-14) and Paul (Colossians 1:15-20). Jesus is the “Author of life.” He allowed himself to be killed in full faith that death was not the end. He assured his followers the he would return to life after being crucified.
Application: I have that same assurance. The Author of life has blazed the way through death’s door. Death is the end of my existence in a physical body here on earth, but not the end of my existence. In preparation, I must repent, by faith receive His forgiveness, and make Him the Lord of my life.
Prayer: Lord, you are the “Author of life,” and the “Creator of all things.” You know this earthly life because you not only created it, you lived it! I trust your forgiveness and your guidance. Amen
Making friends for time and eternity!