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February 14, 2021

The Beginning of the Holy Spirit’s New Covenant Ministry

Andy Naselli (North Campus) | Acts 2:1-13

Sermon notes to come.

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”—Acts 2:1–13

Sermon Main Point & Outline

Main Point: Acts 2:1–13 tells the story of the beginning of the Holy Spirit's new covenant ministry.
  1. When did the Holy Spirit’s new covenant ministry begin? 
On the day of Pentecost at about 9a.m. (Acts 2:1, 15).
  2. To whom? About 120 Believers (Acts 1:15; 2:1).
  3. Where? In Jerusalem (Acts 1:4–5, 12; 2:1, 5).
  4. How? A dramatic outpouring of the Spirit (Acts 2:2–4).
  5. With what result? The believers proclaimed the mighty works of God to a crowd of Jews from other nations in their native languages (Acts 2:5–13).
  6. Why is this story so important? It’s a turning point in the Bible’s storyline.
  7. Does Pentecostalism rightly interpret this event on Pentecost? No.
  8. How should we respond to this story? Praise God!
 And continue to fulfill the mission by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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