Presentation on theme: "Holy Spirit A personal Pentecost Acts 2/4,41,43 Pentecost 3000 men Ist Sign and wonders were done."— Presentation transcript:
Holy Spirit A personal Pentecost Acts 2/4,41,43 Pentecost 3000 men Ist Sign and wonders were done
Experience an exciting, and outpouring from heaven Peter and the Apostles were not the same after Pentecost John’s Pentecost Jn 20/22-23 Luke’s Pentecost Amazing Miracle, Healings took place. Pagan’s Pentecost –Cornelius Act9/43, 10/10-16 Luke- Conflates people live Changed.
Pentecost for Us Difference Bet understanding Sm. Intellectual and experiencing it personally. Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit/ Before Pentecost how the Apostles understood the message of Jesus. After Pentecost there was a difference. Which is Astonishing?
They could Grasp Jesus Message in a personal Way Only then that they had the inner compulsion to fulfill Jesus Command. The Commission to carryout Baptism and Establishing Community They needed more than Intellectual Grasp of Jesus Message
The Promises of Pentecost is that every one of us can experience the Spirits Power breathing life into our Understanding. -to the Apostles the gospel is made alive and transformed them through personal revelation of the truth of Jesus. E.g. centrifugal force. Reflection How to draw upon His power to Change our lives. Am I experiencing the Spirit guiding me. And transforming my life, ie. Personal Pentecost.
Holy Spirit in the Bible 1)Comforter- Counselor- How to be consoled by Holy Spirit 2)Advocate –defender in trials, persecution eg. African Missionary MUKWASHI. 3)Spirit of Revelation- personally revealed opened their mind to understand God’s purpose and Action. a)Quovadies Domine b)Disciples going toEmmaus c)Personal Experience of Christian Community 4)Spirit Abides Indwelling in Us need not feel isolated Face battle of daily life with H.Sp. Defeat –Satan and Temptation
Acts Sandwiching bet Gospel and Paul’s Letter. Holy Spirit is the main Character of Acts Holy Spirit is leading the Apostles Adventurously one can never imagine No more timid fisherman Bold Proclamation baptized with Holy Spirit (Acts 1/5) By the Power of the Sp, they built kingdom Changed the course of History.
Disciples at the upper room in Jerusalem Pentecost flashes of light-after effort People Word and why Rustics uneducated Holy Spirit rushed their to the thousands Whom people Received
Ist community prayer and braking of the bread. Apostles realised the –Pentecost Was not meant to be one time Experience but an on going reality that would energize and propel towards to go ahead. Transforming them in to the likeness of Jesus. Eg. Stephen +Cornelius+ Saut+ goes on till the End of Time.