The Birthday of the Church. By Dr. Charles Pedersen, Pastor

PENTE10C-trans1When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violet wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
5Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. 6When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. 7Utterly amazed, they asked: “Are not all these men who are speaking Galileans? 8Then how is it that each of us hears them in his own native language? 9Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11(both Jew and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” 12Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION ®.

Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan.

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I.Introduction

II.We Need the Holy Spirit in Order to Witness

III.We Need to be Transformed by the Power of the Holy Spirit

IV.As God’s Children, We Cannot Afford to Ignore His Immediate Presence

V.Conclusion/Observance of Communion

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