"Wow! Look at all the people! And they’re just standing there, listening."
"Say, that big guy doing the talking--isn't that the one we saw in the courtyard of the high priest?--the one who swore up and down he didn’t know the prophet, Jesus?"
"That’s him alright! But he sure seems different now. Listen to how boldly he speaks. And listen to what he’s saying!"
"Why, he’s telling everybody that God raised up Jesus from the dead, and that Jesus is now at the right hand of God in heaven, and that from there, he is sending this miracle."
"What’s that he called it?--the Holy Spirit?"
Walt nudges Daniel. "So, maybe he is alive! Maybe, it really was him I saw on the road to Emmaus!"
"Shhh! Listen! What’s he saying now?"
"He’s saying that Jesus is both Lord and Messiah. And Just look at his face! Now he seems not to be afraid of anything."
"And now, look what’s happening! The people are responding. They’re asking what they should do."
"He's telling them to repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus."
"Just look at all the people moving toward him." From where they stand, they can get a close glimpse of the people as they walk forward to register their decisions.
"Say, some of them are the same ones who wanted to crucify Jesus, aren’t they?"
"Seems like it. And now they are repenting and asking forgiveness. Do you think their lives will be changed by this experience?"
"Peter’s life has certainly changed."
"Say, do you think that if we walked up there, like all those people are doing, we might get a chance to talk to him?"
"Well, come on, let’s go!"
And so, our friends find themselves face to face with the Apostle, Peter. Strangely enough to them, however, the Apostle seems to want to talk only to Daniel. They soon get used to the situation however, and relay all conversation through Daniel.
"Weren’t you the man who denied that you even knew Jesus?"
"I’m sorry to say, I was, but now, thank God, I’m not. I’m a changed man since today. Jesus has sent the Holy Spirit, just as He promised. He told us to wait until we receive power from on high, and that’s what has happened here today. Now everything is going to be different. Just look at all these people coming to repent of their sins and accept Jesus." He looks Daniel squarely in the eye. "Do you want to repent and accept Jesus?"
Kerry nudges Daniel. "Ask him about our plan."
"Uh--ah, But, have you even thought about what would happen if sin itself could be eliminated--if it would be possible to prevent the first sin and thus keep sin from entering our world?"
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