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Acts:  Church Gathered and Church Scattered
“What does this mean?” - Acts 2:1-13
“Without the Spirit of God, we can do nothing. We are as ships without wind. We are useless.” Charles Spurgeon
They were all waiting - fifty days after the Resurrection and ten days after the Ascension – nobody knew what to expect – for sure this exceeded ALL imaginations!  Luke gives this account of the events that took place on that day of Pentecost.  This is one of the most significant events described in Acts not only because of its fulfillment of Jesus’ promise given in Acts 1:5 which would enable the Apostles to carry out His Great Commission to be His witnesses to the world, but it also marks the birth of the Church as the Body of Christ. This is the transition from the Old Covenant in which the law was designed to be observed and guide us toward the offering fulfilled in Jesus.  Then God would send the Holy Spirit who come and bring to us the New Covenant in which the Gospel redeems the sinner and the Holy Spirit continually abides in the believer.  So many changes it makes sense that the first question asked was “What does this mean?”  I will try to answer that this week – see you Sunday!
Pastor Mike

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