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Holy Spirit A personal Pentecost  Acts 2/4,41,43  Pentecost  3000 men  Ist Sign and wonders were done.

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1 Holy Spirit A personal Pentecost  Acts 2/4,41,43  Pentecost  3000 men  Ist Sign and wonders were done

2  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.

3 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?

4  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

5  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.

6 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

7 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.

8  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

9  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.


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