When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it ﬁlled the en=re house where they were si>ng. And divided tongues as of ﬁre appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all ﬁlled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them uBerance.
Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every na=on under heaven. And at this sound the mul=tude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own na=ve language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,
Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others mocking said, “They are ﬁlled with new wine.” Acts 2:1-‐13 (ESV)
And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; for John bap=zed with water, but you will be bap=zed with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” Acts 1:4-‐5 (ESV)
Acts 2 • Begins with the miracle of Pentecost, • Then Luke records Peter’s sermon and the great results, • Closes with the great photograph of the new life enjoyed by the rapidly growing community of witnesses.
Pentecost • A sound like a mighty rushing wind ﬁlled the house where they were wai=ng & praying. • Tongues of ﬁre appeared to them all and descended on each one. • They were all ﬁlled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them uBerance.