36 Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that (A)God has made him (B)both Lord and Christ, this Jesus (C)whom you crucified.”

37 Now when (D)they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, (E)what shall we do?” 38 And Peter said to them, (F)“Repent and (G)be baptized every one of you (H)in the name of Jesus Christ (I)for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive (J)the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For (K)the promise is for you and (L)for your children and for all (M)who are far off, everyone (N)whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” 40 And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, (O)“Save yourselves from this (P)crooked generation.” 41 So those who received his word were baptized, and (Q)there were added that day about three thousand souls.

The Fellowship of the Believers

42 And (R)they devoted themselves to the apostles' (S)teaching and the (T)fellowship, to (U)the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe[a] came upon every soul, and (V)many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and (W)had all things in common. 45 And (X)they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, (Y)attending the temple (Z)together and (AA)breaking bread in their homes, they received their food (AB)with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and (AC)having favor with all the people. And the Lord (AD)added to their number (AE)day by day those who (AF)were being saved.

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  1. Acts 2:43 Or fear

Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ

13 (A)Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say (B)John the Baptist, others say (C)Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter replied, (D)“You are (E)the Christ, (F)the Son of (G)the living God.” 17 And Jesus answered him, (H)“Blessed are you, (I)Simon Bar-Jonah! For (J)flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, (K)but my Father who is in heaven. 18 And I tell you, (L)you are Peter, and (M)on this rock[a] I will build my church, and (N)the gates of (O)hell[b] shall not prevail against it.

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  1. Matthew 16:18 The Greek words for Peter and rock sound similar
  2. Matthew 16:18 Greek the gates of Hades

22 And (A)he put all things under his feet and gave him as (B)head over all things to the church, 23 (C)which is his body, (D)the fullness of him (E)who fills (F)all in all.

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16 (A)The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? (B)The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? 17 Because there is one bread, we who are many are (C)one body, for we all partake of the one bread.

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26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death (A)until he comes.

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Mystery and Victory

50 I tell you this, brothers: (A)flesh and blood (B)cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Behold! I tell you a mystery. (C)We shall not all sleep, (D)but we shall all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For (E)the trumpet will sound, and (F)the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. 53 For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and (G)this mortal body must put on immortality. 54 When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written:

(H)“Death is swallowed up in victory.”
55 (I)“O death, where is your victory?
    O death, where is your sting?”

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The Judgment at Christ's Coming

This is (A)evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be (B)considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering— since indeed God considers it (C)just (D)to repay with affliction those who afflict you, and to grant (E)relief to you who are afflicted as well as to us, when (F)the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven (G)with his mighty angels (H)in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those (I)who do not know God and on those who (J)do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will suffer the punishment of (K)eternal destruction, (L)away from[a] the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might,

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  1. 2 Thessalonians 1:9 Or destruction that comes from

But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and (A)a thousand years as one day. (B)The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise (C)as some count slowness, but (D)is patient toward you,[a] (E)not wishing that any should perish, but (F)that all should reach repentance. 10 But (G)the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then (H)the heavens will pass away with a roar, and (I)the heavenly bodies[b] will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.[c]

11 Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, (J)what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, 12 (K)waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and (L)the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! 13 But according to his promise we are waiting for (M)new heavens and a new earth (N)in which righteousness dwells.

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  1. 2 Peter 3:9 Some manuscripts on your account
  2. 2 Peter 3:10 Or elements; also verse 12
  3. 2 Peter 3:10 Greek found; some manuscripts will be burned up

The Seventh Trumpet

15 Then (A)the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and (B)there were loud voices in heaven, saying, (C)“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of (D)his Christ, and (E)he shall reign forever and ever.”

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17 Then we who are alive, who are left, will be (A)caught up together with them (B)in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so (C)we will always be with the Lord.

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