The Spirit-led witness unfolds the first message for the New Community. It is by no accident that the focus is fully Christocentric! The declaration of Jesus’ Resurrection now begins to make application as His exalted place, both Lord and Messiah, becomes the anchor point.
Peter, who 50 days earlier denied Jesus, is now Spirit-enabled to do what the Spirit comes to do, i.e., make bold proclamation of Jesus through His witnesses. This bold proclamation consistently, as with Peter, turns to the Word of God for direction. May we do the same, Spirit-enabled, turn to this Word and proclaim Jesus. And, may those who have not come to faith find His grace, His glory, His purpose for them through faith!