Pentecost: Week 31 Intro to the Bible By Crossing Barriers Ministry

After the disciples had prayed together for ten days, the Feast of Pentecost came, which was to celebrate the first fruits of the harvest. Jewish believers and converts to Judaism came from all over the world to celebrate the Passover and Pentecost feasts.Today’s message come from Acts 2

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As the Feast of Pentecost approached, 120 of Jesus followers were gathered in the upper room in a prayer meeting. Suddenly, a mighty wind engulfed the room, apparently from the heavens above. This mysterious scene filled them with the Holy Ghost but also implanted different languages in their speech senses. (Acts 2:1-4)

The dwelling in Jerusalem brought the multitude together when they heard the noise abroad. Here every man was speaking in their own language. Some were amazed wanting to know what happened while others mocked saying they were full of new wine. (Acts 2:5-13)

It was then that Peter stood up to address the crowd. He informed the men from Judaea and Jerusalem that they were not intoxicated as it was early in the day. He continued with the following sermon:

The sound of a gale and people appearing to be drunk at 9 o’clock in the morning are the fulfillment of an Old Testament prophecy, which said that God would pour out his Holy Spirit on Gentiles as well as Jews in the end times. Jesus of Nazareth was God’s chosen Messiah, sent to save the world from God’s anger at human sin. The proof of this was the miracles he performed in the power of the Holy Spirit. The Jewish religious leaders did not accept him. Instead they had him crucified by the Romans, but God raised Jesus to life from the grave. We are witnesses of the fact that Jesus is alive and is now seated with God the Father in heaven. What you have seen today is proof of what Jesus promised and of what I am saying. So, you need to get right with God to avoid God’s anger at your sins. (Acts 2:14-36)

The crowd received the message that pierced their heart. They inquired of Peter “what must we do to avoid God’s punishment for our sins? (Acts 2:37)

Peter’s Response was:

REPENT – turn away from your sinful way of life to go God’s way
BE BAPTISED in water to show God has convicted you of your sins and
you have repented of going your own way                                                                        RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT as Jesus promised.” (Acts 2:38-40)

At this point they accepted his word and were baptized. There were about three thousand souls.  (Acts 2:41)

They continued in fellowship, praying and the breaking of the bread. They continued life together with commonality but praising God and having favor with all people. (Acts 2:42-47).

Questions to be answered:

  1. What did we learn about God in this story?
  2. What do we learn about man/ourselves in this story?
  3. What did you learn new in this story?
  4. What should I do differently because of this story?

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