“The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His servant Jesus, the one whom you delivered and disowned in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release Him” (Acts 3:13).
Like his first, Peter’s second sermon echoed words that were hard to hear; words that were both convicting and indicting. Such is the nature of biblical preaching and the pursuit of faith. If there is no conviction, there will be no repentance. The absence of repentance is an indication of no relationship with the resurrected Christ. Conviction is an indispensable and necessary tension in the life of faith. Without it, you are only practicing a religion of convenience.