The Coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

Sunday 19th May 2024

You are welcome to worship in person this Sunday at 10.15am.  Greg will be leading the service and Keith will be bringing the message.

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Today’s message is entitled ‘The Coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost’ from Acts 2:1-21.

The disciples were all gathered in the one place behind locked doors for fear of the Jewish authorities.

Jesus, on the night before His crucifixion, had told His disciples that He would ask the Father to send another advocate (the Holy Spirit). The Spirit was presently with the disciples, but after He comes, He will be in them permanently. After Jesus was raised from the dead and before His ascension back to heaven, He told His disciples, not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for the gift My Father promised, which he had spoken about. They would be baptised with the Holy Spirit and receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you and that they would be Jesus’ witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.

The promised coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost was accompanied by the blowing of a violent wind, tongues as of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them and speaking in other languages as the Spirit enabled them. Although they were Galileans they spoke in languages which were understood by Jews who had come to Jerusalem.

Finally, we look at the evangelistic sermon by Peter after what had just occurred to the disciples. This was a very challenging message from a person one commentator had described as ‘the man who could curse and swear and who denied all knowledge of his best friend to save his own skin, became a valiant leader at Pentecost and the unshaken champion of the sect, which was itself to change the world.’ At its conclusion he called for people to repent and be baptised and some 3000 men became followers of Jesus as a result. That in itself was a mighty mission. The challenge for us as a Church and as individuals is to seek God’s guidance through the leadership of the Holy Spirit in every aspect of our mission.    Keith

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