Bible Text: Acts 2 | Preacher: Guest Speaker
Acts 2:1-4 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
God’s timing was perfect:
Passover was the day Jesus—the real Passover Lamb—died on the cross.
Before Jesus ascended He told the disciples to wait for the coming of the Holy Spirit. They waited 10 days in the upper room, and on the Day of Pentecost (the Feast of Weeks), when the people of Israel celebrated the giving of the law, the Holy Spirit came. The New Covenant began and everything changed. It was the birthdate of the New Testament Church.
Acts 2:16-21 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, that I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and daughters shall prophesy. Your young men shall see visions. Your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy… And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Acts 2:36-39 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ. 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?” Then Peter said to them, “Repent and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”
When the people saw the power of the Holy Spirit, believed Peter and were deeply convicted, what question did they ask?
What was Peter’s answer?
The Holy Spirit is for all God’s people. How might others see the Holy Spirit at work in your life?