“They were pricked in their heart” Acts 2:37.
These were men and not children, so something very serious happened to them through the word of God. God allowed the word to pierce into their hearts.
WHY THEY WERE PRICKED IN THEIR HEART
a. Their conscience long asleep was at last awake they saw the enormity of the sin they had committed in crucifying Jesus Christ.
b. They realized the fact that God has raised Christ from the dead.
c. And that Jesus they rejected was both Lord and Christ.
HOW THEY WERE PRICKED IN THEIR HEART
a. By the preaching of the word of God by Peter 2:38
b. By Peter’s Testimony to a risen and exalted saviour
c. By the power of the Holy Spirit. Jn.16:7,9.
THE RESULT OF THEIR BEING PRICKED IN THEIR HEART
a. The first result was their repentance from their sin. 2:41
b. The second was their publicly confessed their sin and accepting Christ. 2:41
c. The third is that they were saved. Acts 2:47
Conclusion: A lot of people hearing the word of God this day, begin to laugh and make jest of the word, but let us realized that the people of the early days of the church hearing the word of God were pricked in their heart.