“Pentecost” – Acts 2:1-21 – Pastor Bruce Lerum
The 1st century church was together and waiting as Jesus had instructed them to do.
They did not just come together, but had been together…waiting.
Acts 2:1 “When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.”
The days of Pentecost were being fulfilled; the house was filled; now the people are filled. (Rob Myalis)
Being filled with the Holy Spirit is an ongoing phenomenon in the 1st century AND the 21st century.
Acts 2:4 “All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit.”
The Holy Spirit speaks your language.
That language is about vision.
Acts 2:17 “Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.”
1. Anxiously, they waited together in the upper room. What do you think their conversations were like? What did they talk about?
2. Fulfillment means for the expected to happen. What did the disciples expect to happen in relativity to the Holy Spirit?
3. Do you think they could have imagined the events of Pentecost?
4. We do well in limiting what God can do in our lives. Read Ephesian 3:20 and talk about the promise given there.
5. When we talk about vision, we must talk about God’s vision, not ours. How are the events of Pentecost Sunday and what we look for in the church today similar?