Coming of the Spirit

Coming of the Spirit

TEXT: Acts 2:1-13

Introduction

The coming of the Spirit is also about _______________.

I.  The Promise of the Spirit’s Coming.   v. 1

“When the day of Pentecost arrived…”

II.  The Evidences of the Spirit’s Coming.    vv. 2-4

            1.  An _______________ Evidence.  

“And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind”

            2.  A _______________ Evidence.  

“And divided tongues of fire”

            3.  A _______________ Evidence.  

“And they…began to speak in other tongues”

III.  The Reactions to the Spirit’s Coming.    vv. 5-13

            1.  _______________.   

“the multitude came together and they were bewildered”

            2.  _______________.  

“And they were amazed and astonished”

            3.  _______________.  

“What does this mean?”

            4.  _______________.   

“They are filled with new wine.”

Conclusion

“you will receive power…and you will be my witnesses”

Application Questions

1. Do you agree that the Christian life is impossible without the Holy Spirit? Why or why not?

2. How much is “mission” a part of your Christian life? What would need to change in order for it to play a more prominent role?

3. At Pentecost, the evidences of the Spirit’s coming were audible and visual. What are the evidences of the Spirit today?

4. How do you appropriate the Spirit’s power in your life?

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