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Week 41 Day 2
the spirit permeates
like salt in food
like light in a room
like air in the lungs
like the faint fragrance of a flower
the spirit empowers too
like a sudden conviction
like the surprise of thunder
like a surge of courage
like a flash of insight
the experience of pentecost
was a permeating and an empowering one
that ecstasy of soul
that excitement of community
that elevation of confidence
that energy of faith
that kaleidoscope of
colors and flames
visions and chaos
language and cultures
it was that conviction of the
presence of the spirit
ANOTHER NEW BEGINNINGThe Holy Spirit produced courage, new life, & 3000 converts.
1When the Day of Pentecost had come, they were all with
one accord in one place. 2Suddenly there came a sound from
heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole
house. 3Then there appeared divided tongues, as of fire, and
one sat upon each of them. 4They were all filled with the Holy
Spirit and began to speak with other tongues.
5There were in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every
nation. 6When this sound occurred, the multitude came together,
and everyone heard them speak in his own language. 7They
marveled, saying to one another, "Are not all these who speak
Galileans? 8How is it we hear 11them speaking in our own
tongues the wonderful works of God. 12Whatever could this
mean?" 13Others mocking said, "They are full of new wine."
14Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and
said to them, "Men of Judea and Jerusalem, heed my words.
15These are not drunk. 16This was spoken by the prophet Joel:
17'It shall come to pass in the last days, that I will pour out
My Spirit on all flesh. 19 I will show wonders in heaven and
signs in the earth. 21Whoever calls on the Lord shall be saved.'
22"Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, as you yourselves know--23being delivered and taken by lawless hands, was crucified and put to death. 32This Jesus God has raised up; we are all witnesses. 33And being exalted to the right hand of God, He poured out this which you now see and hear. 36Therefore let all know assuredly that God has made Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ." 37When they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said, "What shall we do?" 38Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39For the promise is to you, your children, and to all who are afar off."
41Those who gladly received his word were baptized; and
that day about three thousand souls were added to them.
42They continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and
fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. 44All
who believed had all things in common. 45They sold their
possessions, and divided them among all, as anyone had
need. 46They continued daily with one accord in the temple,
47praising God and having favor with all people. The Lord
added to the church daily those who were being saved. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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