The Day the Spirit Came Down

Bible Study

Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon:Acts 2:1-13

Sermon Outline

After Jesus’ death, resurrection and ascension, on the Jewish feast of Pentecost, God sent his Spirit in an audible, visible and personally experiential way upon Jesus’ followers. As a result they publicly proclaimed the mighty deeds of God in the languages of all of the nations present for the feast. Three thousand people came to faith in Christ that day.

  • What happened?
  • What did it mean?
  • How does it affect us today?

Sermon Application

  • How does Ezekiel 37:9-14 inform this moment when a sound like a mighty rushing wind filled the room where the followers of Christ were gathered? How does this present the Spirit as the power of life?
  • How does Exodus 3:1-6 inform this moment when what looked like tongues of fire danced on the heads of Jesus’ disciples? How does this present the Spirit as the presence of God?
  • When the disciples go out to speak of the mighty works of God in the native languages of all of the visitors to Jerusalem, how might this be seen as a reversal of the curse of Babel? Gen. 11:1-9.
  • Do you desire God’s power in your life? Do you desire God’s presence in your life?
  • Read Luke 11:10-13. What does this say that you need to do to receive the Spirit of God in your life?
  • Take a moment and ask God to fill you with his Spirit. Plan to ask for this daily as we all need to be continually filled.
  • The outline and application questions are intended for your further reflection and action upon the weekend message. They are also designed to facilitate discussion and accountability within your LifeGroup.

Questions?

Do you have a question about today’s sermon? Email Terrell Glenn (tglenn@StAndrews.Church).

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