What is Pentecost to You? “All” the believers in one place was 120 They were told to wait for a gift - they obeyed “Feast of Weeks”= Day of Pentecost celebrated on fiftieth day after the Festival of Harvest The feast celebrated renewal of the covenant and the first fruits of harvest! God promised to be present with His people in the feasts and celebrations!
What is Pentecost to You? Believers given the Spirit for specific function Now it was to tell of God “in other languages.” Travelers amazed to hear message in their own ‘native language.’ Baseless ridicule was good transition to the truth Truth as comprehensive/logical as Spirit filled. Now the only appropriate response to God is to believe in his Son.
What is Pentecost to You? Notice the first hearers asked what to do about this important message Answer basically the same today: Professing faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, and baptism enabled the believer to receive forgiveness and the Holy Spirit 2500% growth that day isn’t whole story… Lives changed, fellowship, helping, sharing...
What is Pentecost to You? Amazing things happen when the Holy Spirit is at work Forgiveness now found exclusively in Jesus! The risen Christ was a living reality to them, worth giving their all. “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” ! Have you called? Given yourself to Him? Obeyed?