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A Celebration of Pentecost Sunday (1 of 2)
Series: The Work Of The Holy Spirit
The ministry of the Holy Spirit
• Indwells the believer
• Empowers the believer
Today is the day we celebrate PENTECOST SUNDAY. The first Pentecost Sunday in Acts 2 took place 50 days after Jesus rose from the dead.
So His ascension took place 40 days after His resurrection and 10 days later the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the disciples in order that they would continue and carry out the very ministry of Jesus in the earth.
Let's talk about this for a moment. Jesus said to the disciples in John chapter 14;
12 "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. 13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. 15 "If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever-- 17 the Spirit of
truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
Luke 24:46 Then He said to them, "Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, 47 and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 And you are witnesses of these things. 49 Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high."
Acts 1:1 The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, 2 until the day in which He was taken up, after He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen, 3 to whom He also present ...
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