At Pentecost

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These notes accompany the sermon found here.

Introduction

  • Pentecost: Exodus 23:14-17, 34:22; Leviticus 23:9-21; Deuteronomy 16:9-11; 2 Chronicles 8:13; Acts 20:16; 1 Corinthians 16:8.
  • Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

 

The Presence of God

  • The sound. Acts 2:2; John 3:8; Genesis 2:7.
  • The tongues as of fire. Acts 2:3; Exodus 3:2; Leviticus 9:24, 10:2; Numbers 11:1, 16:35; Deuteronomy 4:24; Psalm 21:8-9; Isaiah 33:13-16; Zephaniah 3:8; Hebrews 10:27, 12:29;  Revelation 11:5, 20:9.

 

The Power of God

  • Acts 1:8, 4:33, 10:38; Luke 4:14, 24:49; 1 Thess. 1:5.

 

The Purposes of God

  • Misconceptions about the primary purpose of the Holy Spirit
    • To give evidence of salvation by speaking in tongues.
    • To enable speaking in tongues in worship.
    • To give excitement or other good feelings.
  • The primary purposes of the Holy Spirit are to glorify God in believers, and equip them to share the gospel.
  • Acts 1:8, 2:17-21; Numbers 11:16-30; Joel 2:28-32; Jeremiah 31:31-34; John 16:13-15.

 

Encouragment

  • “God wants people whose hearts are on fire. When the Spirit comes upon a person, He kindles that spark – He starts a flame that consumes the heart, consumes the soul so that the affection that is borne in us that hour is to increase in its intensity as we grow in Christ.  And the fuel for that fire is the Word, and prayer, and the sacraments.”  – R.C. Sproul
  • Repent, and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation.
  • Determine this day to seek God, and to enjoy the empowering of the Holy Spirit.
  • Seek opportunity to proclaim the truth of God.
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