“‘You must repent,’ Peter answered, ‘and every one of you must be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
Crystal wrote on repentance. It seems worthwhile to look at the gift or reward consequent upon repentance and baptism.
This passage in Acts 2 might be called the first evangelistic sermon. For some Christians, even today, the ‘gift’ is the primary reward. Others (probably) the majority have focused on ‘salvation’, or more crassly put, ‘going to heaven’.
The gift of the Holy Spirit is enough reward for anybody who experiences it as such. The H.S. engages in the life long struggle to change our recalcitrant egos into the ‘fullness of Christ’. PTL.