37When the people heard this, their hearts were filled with shame. They said to Peter and the other apostles, "Brothers, what should we do?" 38Peter replied, "All of you must turn away from your sins and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then your sins will be forgiven. You will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39The promise is for you and your children. It is also for all who are far away. It is for all whom the Lord our God will choose." 40Peter said many other things to warn them. He begged them, "Save yourselves from these evil people." 41Those who accepted his message were baptized. About 3,000 people joined the believers that day. 42The believers studied what the apostles taught. They shared life together. They broke bread and ate together. And they prayed. 43Everyone felt that God was near. The apostles did many wonders and miraculous signs.