December 5, 2018

12/5, An Empowered Church

Passage: Acts 2:1-13
Service Type:

Bible Text: Acts 2:1-13 | Preacher: Pastor Bruce Carlson | Series: Acts: The Sent Church |
The coming of the Holy Spirit.

He came to the unified.
He came in His time.
He came unexpectedly.
He came for all to be filled.
Commands Related to the Spirit

Quench not the Spirit. 1 Thes 5:19
Grieve not the Spirit. Eph. 4:30
Walk in the Spirit. Gal 5:16
Pray in the Spirit. Jude 1:20
Be filled with the Spirit. Eph. 5:18

The credibility of the Spirit’s Coming.

The sound of rushing wind.
Cloven tongues of fire.
Speaking in other tongues.

The tongues were known languages.
Tongues were not a normal response to being filled with the Spirit.
Tongues were a sign to unbelievers.
Tongues have ceased.

The Energy at the Spirit’s Coming.

The people were amazed at the Galileans.
The people were amazed to hear their language.

Conclusion:

The necessity of unity.
The necessity of Spirit filling.
The necessity of witnessing.
The necessity of power.