21 May Rise: Week 9
Pastor Pete Hartwig
Christmas Vs. Easter
50th Days after Passover
Feast of Weeks. 7 weeks + 1 Day
Jewish Feast – Harvest
Law of Moses. Mount Sanai
Fire, Lightening, earth shaking
3000 people died
Jesus spoke about Pentecost too!
BIRTH of the CHURCH
SLIDE: Jesus – spoke about Pentecost
“I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.” Luke 24:49
SLIDE: Jesus – Pentecost
Acts 1:8 “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
SLIDE: Acts 2:1-3 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and they saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.
The sound! The visual! The tongues of Fire!
Reenacting of Moses and Sanai
3 make sure, positively, with certainty
SLIDE: Acts 2:4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
Personal / individual side to this! All of them!
Language and relationships!
To empower this is HUGE!
SLIDE: Genesis 11:7 Tower of Babel
(removal of the curse/Confusion)
“Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
:5-:18 bible reading (LARGE SCREENS)
5 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. 6 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. 7 Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language?
we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” 12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”
13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.”
Section 2 Acts 2:14-18 LARGE SCREEN
14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 15 These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! 16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
“‘In the last days, God says,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions,
your old men will dream dreams.
18 Even on my servants, both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
and they will prophesy.
SECTION 3 Acts 2:22-40 LARGE SCREEN
22 “Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.
You, with the help of wicked men,[d] put him to death by nailing him to the cross. 24 But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.
36 “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.”
37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”
38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”
40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” 41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.
SLIDE: Acts 2:37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”
SLIDE: Acts 2:38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
The birth of the church!
SLIDE: FEET TO YOUR FAITH
SLIDE: The Holy Spirit is a WHO, what, HOO
SLIDE: Connecting with God is not about rules, Do’s and Don’ts, it is all about a personal relationship through the power of the Holy Spirit
SLIDE: be spiritually open to and prayerfully aware of the Holy Spirit