Pentecost.

1,353 views

Published on

Pentecostal

Published in: Spiritual
1 Comment
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Dear Friends
    I would love to know where these slides are viewed from, can you spare a minute to share.
    E.g. David/U.K. Mary/Afica
    Or post a comment please.
    Gospelman
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,353
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
5
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
43
Comments
1
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Pentecost.

  1. 1. PENTECOST <ul><li>TEXT: ACTS 2:1-4. </li></ul><ul><li>THEME: </li></ul><ul><li>THE SIGNS OF PENTECOST. </li></ul><ul><li>“ When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. </li></ul><ul><li>And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. </li></ul><ul><li>Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. </li></ul><ul><li>And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” </li></ul>Pentecost
  2. 2. PENTECOST <ul><li>INTRODUCTION: </li></ul><ul><li>The disciples had assembled in Jerusalem to wait, as Jesus instructed them, for “the Holy Spirit to come upon you” and provide the spiritual power required for their mission ( Acts 1:8 ). </li></ul>Pentecost
  3. 3. PENTECOST <ul><li>1ST POINT: The day of Pentecost, Acts 2:1. </li></ul><ul><li>“ When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place .” </li></ul><ul><li>This day fell on the fiftieth day from the first Sunday after Passover, and thus fifty days after the resurrection of Jesus. It was the day on which the first crop of the wheat harvest was presented to God. The Jewish rabbis had concluded from Exodus 19:1 “In the third month after the children of Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt, on the same day, they came to the Wilderness of Sinai.” That Pentecost was also the day on which God had given Moses his Law. </li></ul>Pentecost GOD'S LAW
  4. 4. PENTECOST <ul><li>How noteworthy is that the Holy Spirit who would write God’s law on the hearts of those who trust in Jesus ( 2 Corinthians 3:6-8 ) should come on the anniversary of the day when the Law was given in written form. A new age began that day! </li></ul>Pentecost GOD'S LAW
  5. 5. PENTECOST <ul><li>2ND POINT: Visible signs of the Spirit’s coming, Acts 2:2-4. </li></ul><ul><li>“ And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. </li></ul><ul><li>Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. </li></ul><ul><li>And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” </li></ul><ul><li>The coming of the Holy Spirit was marked with visible wonders: It was the pattern of these three miraculous signs that marked the coming of the Spirit as a unique event in holy history. </li></ul>Pentecost
  6. 6. PENTECOST <ul><li>1. The “rushing mighty wind” Acts 2:2. </li></ul><ul><li>Wind is a symbol of God’s Spirit in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Hebrew word “ ruah” and the Greek word “ pneuma” mean either wind or spirit, depending on the context. The prophet Ezekiel had spoken of the wind as God’s breath, blowing over the dry bones that represented Israel. </li></ul><ul><li>And filling them with new life ( Ezekiel 37:9-14 ). </li></ul><ul><li>John the Baptist had spoken of Jesus as One who “will baptize you with the Holy Spirit (wind) and fire” Luke 3:16. There is little doubt that in describing the events of Pentecost, Luke saw in the rushing wind and tongues of fire the fulfillment of John the Baptist’s prophecy. </li></ul><ul><li>Do YOU have the wind of God upon YOU? That brings new life to dry bones! </li></ul>Pentecost
  7. 7. PENTECOST <ul><li>2. Divided tongues, as of fire Acts 2:3. </li></ul><ul><li>Fire also has a long history as a symbol of the divine presence. The roots of this image are found in the appearance of the Lord to Moses in the burning bush ( Exodus 2:2-5 ), in the cloudy-fiery pillar that led Israel through the wilderness, and in the fact that the Lord “descended upon (Mount Sinai) in fire.” </li></ul><ul><li>The tongue-like flames which burned over the head of each believer in the book of Acts was a clear, visible sign of the presence of God, this time the presence of the third person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>Do YOU have the fire of God upon YOU? That sets others aflame! </li></ul>Pentecost
  8. 8. PENTECOST <ul><li>3. “They… began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance” Acts 2:4. </li></ul><ul><li>In Acts, the wonder was that Jews from many foreign lands who had come to Jerusalem for the festival heard in their “own language in which we were born” Acts 2:8, 11. </li></ul><ul><li>Do YOU have the tongues of God upon YOU? That we tell others of the wonders of God! </li></ul>Pentecost
  9. 9. PENTECOST <ul><li>3RD POINT: The importance of the wonders that marked the Spirit’s coming. </li></ul><ul><li>While the three visible signs together served as the unique mark of the Spirit’s coming, the focus of the text is clearly on the third sign, “tongues.” </li></ul><ul><li>As those from the western Roman world and from the east heard the Christians speaking in their own tongues, “they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “Whatever could this mean?” Acts 2:12. </li></ul><ul><li>The question was answered by the apostle Peter, who stood up and preached history’s first gospel message . Peter quoted the prophet Joel, announcing that what the visible signs meant that the promised age of the Spirit had actually arrived! </li></ul><ul><li>Peter quoted, “And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, </li></ul><ul><li>That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh” Acts 2:17. </li></ul><ul><li>Peter continued to quote the passage, which promised a display of wonders, and concluded his quote with these words: </li></ul><ul><li>“ And it shall come to pass . That whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” Acts 2:21. </li></ul><ul><li>The wonders of Pentecost marked the beginning of the last stage of God’s plan for humankind. That stage, which continues to our own day, is marked by the refreshing work of God’s Holy Spirit and the promise of salvation to “whoever calls on the name of the Lord.” </li></ul>Pentecost
  10. 10. PENTECOST <ul><li>CONCLUSION: </li></ul><ul><li>The wonders of the day of Pentecost marked the beginning of an era predicted by the Old Testament prophets, a period in which each individual, Jew and Gentile alike, is faced with the necessity of making a personal decision about Jesus Christ. </li></ul>Pentecost

×