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Holy Spirit Pt. 4: The Great Entrance

Intro:

“We are not going to move this world by criticism of it nor conformity to it, but by the combustion within of lives ignited by the spirit of God”. – Vance Havner. 


Key Scriptures: Acts 2

#1) What is Pentecost? 


  • God instituted 7 feast (Convocations) that He wanted the people of Israel to observe. Each of these feasts have a dual significance because they pointed to national history, but they also pointed to the future and what God was going to do for Humanity.


  • One of the 7 feasts was called the feast of weeks, but it was also known as Pentecost which means fiftieth. This feast occurred 7 weeks after the feast of First-fruits or 50 days after it. 

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  • Understanding the relevance of Pentecost today

1- Passover: Jesus death on the cross as our sacrificial lamb (1 Peter 1:19-20, Exodus 12). 

2- Unleavened bread: The believer separating from sin (1 Corinthians 5:7).

3- Pentecost: Birth of the church (Leviticus 23:15-21, Acts 2). 

#2) What happened at Pentecost? 


  • Without the Holy Spirit it is impossible to live a Christian life (Romans 7:21-25).


  • The promise of the Holy Spirit fulfilled (Luke 24:49).


  • Events: 

Wind

Fire

Praise

Ability

Witness

#3) Can it happen again? 


  • That depends on you! (Luke 11:13).