At Christ's Table

Way Series, The (3-part series (2008-10)

By William Furioso

Acts 2:37-40 is the conclusion of the sermon the apostle Peter preached in Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost - that is, the day which is commonly, held to be the birthday of the Church. At that time, Christianity and its adherents, the Church, was known simply as “The Way”. Jesus had declared Himself to be “The Way, The Truth and The Life”. Through His death and resurrection, He opened up “a new and living way” for those who trust and follow Him. And “He left us an example that we should follow in His steps” as we walk with Him on this Way of Life. The Christianity Jesus founded is a way of living. It’s The Way of Life.

We see this Way of Life recorded in this passage in the Book of The Acts of the Apostles. This Way of Life was established by the Holy Spirit in the first century for the Church. Acts 2, verse 37 reads: “Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, 'Men and brethren, what shall we do?' ” In verses 38 through 40, it tells us what the Holy Spirit had the early Church to do:

  • Repent
  • Be Baptized
  • Receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit

In a marvelous way, God saw to it that Jesus of Nazareth would establish repentance, baptism and the receiving of the Holy Spirit as “the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus”, when He “fulfilled all righteousness” with John the Baptist at the Jordan River: Jesus submitted to John’s “baptism of repentance”, and the Holy Spirit came upon Him. Thus, The Way of Life for us is through repentance, baptism and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit.


  • The Way Series:
  • The Way I: “Repentance” (20 pages)
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  • The Way II: “The Meaning of Baptism” (27 pages)
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  • The Way III: “Receiving the Gift of the Holy Spirit” (42 pages)
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  • The Way Series with “Introduction” as a ZIP file with “The Drawing of the Holy Spirit” and “You Must Be Born Again.” (Full PDF Series ZIP'd 10 MB) (All 5 Essays plus Intro in a ZIP file)
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  • EBOOK: “THE WAY - A Closer Look At Things Related To Salvation” is a compilation of related essays on the process of salvation by William Furioso. The essay materials include the above three titles plus "The Drawing of the Holy Spirit," and "You Must Be Born Again." (All 5 Essays in an ebook.)
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