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THE DAY OF PENTECOST Pentecost means 50 Pentecost means 50 50 days after Passover 50 days after Passover Offering of first fruits to God Offering of first.

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1 THE DAY OF PENTECOST Pentecost means 50 Pentecost means days after Passover 50 days after Passover Offering of first fruits to God Offering of first fruits to God 50 days after 1st Passover Moses receives the Law 50 days after 1st Passover Moses receives the Law Remembering the giving of the Law Remembering the giving of the Law

2 POPULAR TEACHING Birthday of the church Birthday of the church Reversal of Babel Reversal of Babel First fruits of the work of Jesus First fruits of the work of Jesus External law replaced by internal Spirit External law replaced by internal Spirit Church baptised once and for all in the Spirit Church baptised once and for all in the Spirit Acts 2 for all Jewish Christians Acts 2 for all Jewish Christians Acts 8 for all half Jews Acts 8 for all half Jews Acts 10 for all Gentiles Acts 10 for all Gentiles

3 WHAT I BELIEVE 1 st time the Spirit is given in fullness 1 st time the Spirit is given in fullness 1 st time is unique, but event is repeatable 1 st time is unique, but event is repeatable UNIQUE FEATURES Sound like the wind Sound like the wind Tongues of fire Tongues of fire All Spirit-given languages understood All Spirit-given languages understoodBUT No hint those baptised in Spirit were representative groups No hint those baptised in Spirit were representative groups Cornelius not the first Gentile Christian-Ethiopian eunuch was Cornelius not the first Gentile Christian-Ethiopian eunuch was

4 WHAT I BELIEVE Acts 19 Ephesian disciples don’t fit this view Acts 19 Ephesian disciples don’t fit this view Acts emphasises individual receiving of the Spirit Acts emphasises individual receiving of the Spirit OT says all people will receive, not small representative groups OT says all people will receive, not small representative groups John Baptist says Jesus will baptise in the Spirit all who come to Him John Baptist says Jesus will baptise in the Spirit all who come to Him John Apostle in John 7 37/39 talks of anyone who is thirsty, anyone who believes John Apostle in John 7 37/39 talks of anyone who is thirsty, anyone who believes Peter says the promise of the Spirit is for you, your children and those who are afar off Peter says the promise of the Spirit is for you, your children and those who are afar off Paul says all his readers have been baptised in the Spirit Paul says all his readers have been baptised in the Spirit

5 WHAT I BELIEVE Pentecost begins the fulfilment of the promise of the Spirit for all who are the Lord’s children Pentecost begins the fulfilment of the promise of the Spirit for all who are the Lord’s children This promise is for you This promise is for you Have you realised this? Have you realised this? Have you asked the Lord to fill you with the Spirit? Have you asked the Lord to fill you with the Spirit?


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