Pentecost Power (Acts 2:1-13)
Part of the 20/20 Vision series, preached at a Sunday Online service
Acts 2:1–13 (Listen)
2:1 When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5 Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6 And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. 7 And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? 9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, 11 both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” 12 And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”
Heart of Our Story
What does it take to astonish and amaze you?
*God's timing is perfect
*God's plan is powerful
*God's equipping is totally sufficient
The unveiling of the Holy Spirit was the beginning of the miraculous age of the church!
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest parts of the earth. Acts 2:1:8
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving utterance. Acts 2:2:4
They were amazed and astonished, saying, Why are not all these who speak Galileans? Acts 2:2:7
And they all continued in amazement and great perplexity, saying to one another, What does this mean?Acts 2:2:12
A DAY LIKE NO OTHER-
I. Supernatural timing of His presence - Acts 2:1-2
*God brought together in one place a wind and fire that would be unforgettable!
II. Visual picture of HIs arrival - Acts 2:3-4
*God filled every committed believer with a fire to speak a language!
III. Witnesses allowed to experience Pentecost - Acts 2:5-13
*God chose to allow people of every nation to witness the impact of the Holy Spirit and the launching of the church!
Our focus must be on the unmistakable presence of HIs Spirit in our hearts-a blessing bestowed on every person who trusts Jesus as Savior and Lord!
Are you walking in the Spirit?