The Empowering of the Church by the Holy Spirit
1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?
8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,
10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,
11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?
13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.
The Church Waiting for the Spirit
What is Pentecost?
Why is it significant?
Parallels between Judaism and Christianity
The Church Worshipping the Lord
The Spirit came..
The Spirit baptized…
The Spirit filled…
The Spirit spoke…
The Church Witnessing to the Lost
The Purpose for the Filling of the Spirit Acts 2:14-16, 29-32
The Evidence of the Filling of the Spirit Acts 2:37-38, 40-41
This is in obedience to Acts 1:8.
They were to be witnesses in Jerusalem, all Judea, Samaria and the world.
Why is this important to us today?
What is your role in mission? Acts 1:8