Main Idea: Through this inspired proclamation by Peter, we will see how salvation is by the resurrection of the creator/author of life.
I. The God of Genesis who created the universe and Israel must be resurrected- Creator united to creation to destroy the thing that He did not create: sin.
II. The God of Daniel must be resurrected because as King of Kings his resurrection would complete the humiliation of Pharaoh, Nebuchadnezzar, lions, Pilate, Caiaphas, death, etc.
III. The God of the Song of Solomon must be resurrected in order to bring reconciliation from the alienation experienced by the Loving Son from His Loving Father in his descent into hell for sinners.
11 While he clung to Peter and John, all the people, utterly astounded, ran together to them in the portico called Solomon’s. 12 And when Peter saw it he addressed the people: “Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we have made him walk? 13 The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified his servant Jesus, whom you delivered over and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release him. 14 But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, 15 and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. 16 And his name—by faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all.