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Today’s topic. PENTECOST. Set the STAGE. The Disciples Before. Describe the Disciples before Pentecost. What were they thinking, feeling, doing ?. OT Roots. All Jewish males required to appear before the Lord three times a year: Passover Pentecost Tabernacles Pentekoste = “fiftieth”

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the disciples before
The Disciples Before

Describe the Disciples before Pentecost. What were they thinking, feeling, doing?

ot roots
OT Roots
  • All Jewish males required to appear before the Lord three times a year:
    • Passover
    • Pentecost
    • Tabernacles
  • Pentekoste = “fiftieth”
  • Celebrated the 50th day after the wave offering of a barley sheaf at the start of Passover
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OT Roots
  • AKA “Feast of Weeks,” “Feast of Harvest” and “Day of the First Fruits”
  • End of grain harvest and all its hard work
  • Two baked loaves presented as wave offerings to thank God for showing his faithfulness by sustaining them another year
what did jesus say
What did Jesus say?

I tell you the truth,anyone who has faith in mewill do what I have been doing.He will do even greater things than these,because I am going to the Father. (John 14:12)

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What did Jesus say?

I tell you the truth:It is for your goodthat I am going away.Unless I go away,the Counselor will not come to you;but if I go, I will send him to you.(John 16:7)

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What did Jesus say?

I am going to send youwhat my Father has promised;but stay in the cityuntil you have been clothed withpower from on high.(Luke 24:49)

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What did Jesus say?

Do not leave Jerusalem,but wait for the gift my Father promised,which you have heard me speak about.For John baptized with water,but in a few days you will bebaptized with the Holy Spirit. (Acts 1:4-5)

pilgrimage
Pilgrimage

Describe the scene in Jerusalemon the day of Pentecost.What did it look and feel like?

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When the day of Pentecost came,they were all together in one place.Suddenly a sound like theblowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.

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They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.(Acts 2:1-4)

the big deal
The Big Deal
  • Birth of the CHURCH
  • From one people to ALL
  • God’s POWER in US
  • New COVENANT
  • New COMMUNITY
the disciples after
The Disciples After

Describe the Disciples after Pentecost.

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The Disciples After
  • Boldly shared God’s word (2:14, 4:31) vs. fear
  • Shared and cared (2:42)vs. “me first”
  • Signs and wonders (5:12)vs. powerlessness
god in us
God in Us

Do you not knowthat your body is a

temple of the Holy Spirit,who is in you,whom you have received from God?

(1 Corinthians 6:19)

what does the spirit do
What does the Spirit do?
  • gives us spiritual birth (John 3:5)
  • guides (John 16:13)
  • teaches (John 15:26)
  • leads (Romans 8:14)
  • warns (Acts 20:23)
  • assures (Romans 8:16)
  • helps (Romans 8:26)
  • convicts (John 16:8-11)
  • prays for us (Romans 8:26)
  • makes us holy (1 Corinthians 6:11)
table discussion
Table Discussion

What is your relationship with the Spirit really like?

What should it be like?

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