Pentecost

On the day of Pentecost (Acts 2) the promise Jesus made to His disciples was fulfilled, “You will be baptized with the Holy Spirit….You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit is come upon you and you shall be witnesses to Me” (Acts 1:5,8).  He had said of the Holy Spirit, “He will testify of Me” (John15:26).  “He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment….He will glorify Me” (John 16:8,14).”

The evidence of the Holy Spirit the day of Pentecost was in the previously fearful disciples boldly confessing that God raised this Jesus from the dead whom the people had so recently crucified.  He is the promised Savior. The Holy Spirit enabled them to tell this good news in native tongues of foreign born Jews.  They exclaimed in delight, “We hear in our own tongues the wonderful works of God” (Acts 2:11).  Three thousand people were convicted of their sin and given the righteousness of Jesus as they repented and were baptized.

Sunday we celebrate Pentecost and know the Holy Spirit is active as the Good News of Jesus is boldly and clearly proclaimed.  Sunday service time is 9:00 a.m.

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