"When the day of Pentecost
had come, there was a sound from heaven like a mighty wind.
I begin with the Day of Pentecost
narrative, given my conviction, informed by a modern Pentecostal perspective, that a fully trinitarian theological vision is centred on the person and work of Jesus Christ as Lord and Son of God, but that access to this personal reality comes only through the Holy Spirit (e.g., 1 Cor.
This universal character emerges clearly on the day of Pentecost
, when the Spirit fills the first Christian community with his presence, so that the Gospel may spread to all nations, causing the one People of God to grow in all peoples.
"It was good to give people a little bit of a wow sense of going to church, of the day of Pentecost
, and if we can send people home with a little bit of that wow factor then it's a morning well spent," he added.
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.
At the beginning of the day of Pentecost
(Acts 1), the gift of the Spirit is given to the eleven who are gathered to wait and pray; by the end of the day, the gift of the Spirit is given to those who hear the eleven speaking in their own languages.
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.