Date: Sunday, June 8, 2014
Passage: Acts 2:1-4

The mission that Jesus gave the church is to “be witnesses”, to “make disciples” of Jesus Christ.  As we celebrate Pentecost we are reminded that the Spirit of God has been given to us; the Spirit is in us. We will not presume to be able to fulfill the mission of Jesus on our own. As individuals and a church, we will rely on the power of God’s Spirit in us to be witnesses of Jesus.

Acts 2:1-4

English Standard Version (ESV)

The Coming of the Holy Spirit

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[a] 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.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 2:3 Or And tongues as of fire appeared to them, distributed among them, and rested