Pentecost

At Pentecost God put a plan in place to restore mankind to right relationship.

  • Plan A – Sent Jesus into the world
  • Plan B – Have Jesus die on the cross and rise again
  • Plan C – The start of the church
  • Plan D – Come back for the church

Last week

  • God made a promise with Abraham.
  • Bless Him.
  • Bless His descendants and make them a great nation.
  • For Abraham’s descendants to be a blessing to the whole world.

Jewish Feasts

  • 1. Passover (14th of first month) .
  • 2. Unleavened Bread (15th of first month).
  • 3. Firstfruits. (17th day of first month).
  • Passover – Fulfilled by Jesus Crucifixion.
  • Unleavened Bread – Fulfilled by Jesus burial.
  • Firstfruits – Fulfilled by Jesus resurrection.

50 days later the feast of Pentecost

4. Pentecost

  • A national holiday where no one worked.
  • Offer two loaves of bread as an offering for the people.

Acts 1:3-4 “He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about.””

What happened on Pentecost?

  • Holy Spirit came and dwelt within the lives of the believers
  • Holy Spirit filled them with power (Acts 1:8)
  • Holy Spirit gave them spiritual gifts

Two things you can do with power:

  •  Unleash it
  • Harness it

What is the church born to do?

  • Evangelism
  • Worship
  • Edify

Romans 1:16 “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.

Philippians 4:13 “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.

 

 

May 27 2012

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