The following outlines what might be called a pneumatological hermeneutic and methodology that takes seriously the Day of Pentecost
narrative as described in the book of Acts as a starting point for biblical and theological reflection.
The Pentecostal perspective underlines this emphasis on diverse and autonomous forms of political, economic, and social engagement, evident particularly on the day of Pentecost
in the ethnic, linguistic, and cultural diversity of the many tongues (Acts 2).
Spirit on the day of Pentecost
are now praying for a new outpouring of
The day of Pentecost
(Acts 2) reversed this situation.
The Daily Bible Verse Blog is currently exploring relevant verses in the early chapters of Acts related to the Day of Pentecost
, the start of the New Testament Church and the power of the Holy Spirit.
We need to remind each other, and the people around us, that our ancestors were the first people to receive the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost
2000 years ago.
I don't do it every Sunday but when I am able to illustrate a particular point using fireworks I am more than happy to do that - for example, if you think about Moses and the burning bush and the day of Pentecost
, where the Holy Spirit manifests itself as fire and wind.
If you read the story of that 1st Century Day of Pentecost
, you will see the disciples waited on the Lord together, indoors and then after their encounter with the Holy Spirit they were out in the marketplace preaching and teaching anyone who would listen, people from every background and nationality.
On the Day of Pentecost
, each listener heard rustic Galilean apostles speak "in his own native tongue" (Acts 2:6).
The early Christians found the Day of Pentecost
much more exciting.
These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the Mother of Jesus, and with his brethren" (Acts 1:14 and 2:1) and "when the day of Pentecost
was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place".
Thomas Tillmann explores Goethe's biblical exegesis in 'Zwo wichtigen bisher unerorterten biblischen Fragen', in which a pastor takes for his text the Day of Pentecost
in the Acts of the Apostles, as well as sections of Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians, to prove that the ministrations of the Holy Ghost and the manifestation of speaking in tongues are signs of a living faith.
The feast day of Pentecost
is the beginning of the Pentecost season that continues to Advent, which begins on Nov.
The date is the popular pontiff's 38th death anniversary, and is the Roman Catholic holy day of Pentecost
The promised Holy Spirit is given on the day of Pentecost
("fifty days" counted from Passover, Leviticus 23:15-21), the traditional Feast of Weeks that remembered the giving of the law at Sinai, the time when Israel was called to be God's people.