SERMONS, OUTLINES, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND PREACHING IDEAS

SERMONS ON THE PENTECOST

Our sermon ideas on Pentecost will help you preach a powerful message. Prepare your messages for Pentecost Sunday about the promise of the Holy Spirit and the beginning of the church with sermon outlines or an entire sermon series.


PENTECOST SERMON OUTLINES

by Dr. J. Vernon McGee

There is a great confusion and diversification of opinions when it comes to discussing the events that took place on the Day of Pentecost. What exactly did happen? In order to get the correct answer, let us look very carefully at the only record we are given of what actually occurred on that day. It will be necessary for us to move back and see the preparation...

by Jerry Vines

The opening twelve verses of this chapter give us the account of the last days of our Lord with the disciples. He then gathers them on the Mount of Olives and the Bible says He ascended back to heaven. The Lord Jesus Christ came to this earth, and for a period of 33 1/2 years worked and ministered and served, died on a cross, shed His blood for the sins of…

by Jim Henry

It was about 1966 when this first came to my attention. I was at a Southern Baptist Convention, and a friend of mine said, "I have a friend who says he's had an experience with the Holy Spirit, and he wants you to come and be with some other friends. I had been hearing about some different things, about tongues, and baptizing in the Holy Spirit, and all of…

by Frank Damazio

Introduction: The first century church, or what we are calling the A2 church, yields many important insights for the church today. We are gleaning principles, insights, and New Testament patterns from the first church at Jerusalem as seen in Acts 1-7. Here we see the activities and involvements of the first church and, therefore, some of the purest set of…

by Ron Dunn

The book of Acts is similar to the first two chapters of Genesis in one way. The first two chapters of Genesis reveal to us what God intended the world should be like before sin entered. And the first few chapters of the book of Acts, I think, or most of the book of Acts, or most of the N.T. reveal to us what God intended the N.T. church to be like before it apostatized...

by Tony Nester

The wind that blew upon the disciples on the Day of Pentecost was no mild breeze. The Scripture describes it as "the rush of a violent wind" and suggests that it shook the rafters of the house which the disciples had occupied. One preacher I know describes the Day of Pentecost as a "holy hurricane." (1). That's a great description. Why did the Holy Spirit come…

by Ernest Easley

Join me tonight in the Old Testament book of Leviticus chapter 23. Prior to entering the Promised Land ... God designated seven special holidays for the children of Israel to observe once they arrived in the land. We read in Lev 23.1 that these seven feasts were "His Days." We read in verse 1, "... The feasts of the LORD, which you shall proclaim to be holy…

by Stan Coffey

INTRODUCTION: The writer of Acts was Luke who wrote the Gospel by that name. The book has the same introductory address as his gospel and resumes the history where that document leaves off. Actually the book describes not the ''acts of the Apostles,''' for only a few of them are given any degree of prominence, but the acts of the risen and...

by Stuart Briscoe

The dramatic day of Pentecost so drastically changed the disciples' lives that they were never the same. The contemporary church needs to carefully address the significance of Pentecost rather than treating it as a controversial battleground. The events of Pentecost and the following days show that the Christian church moved in the power of the Spirit. There…

by George H. Morrison

Let us reverently try to understand what happened on that day of Pentecost. It is rightly called the birthday of the Church. Ten days before, the Savior had ascended. He had passed into the presence of the Father. He had left His little band of faithful followers to be witnesses for Him. And yet the strange thing is that though they trusted Him and were perfectly…

by Bob Wickizer

Here are some ways the Church talks about the Holy Spirit as fire, as wind, as water, as a seal, as oil and as a dove. Fire is the Spirit's power to purify us. Water fills us with spiritual life. The seal of the Spirit is the promise of salvation. Oil is used for healing and the Holy Spirit as a dove means that the Holy Spirit goes between God and...

by Rex Yancey

At Bethlehem, a young maiden named Mary, gave birth to a baby boy. His name was Jesus. The Son of God was born. Oh, the difference a day can make. Jesus died on Calvary. Oh, what a difference a day can make. Jesus resurrected from the dead. What a difference a day can make. He ascended into heaven. What a difference a...

by Kenneth C. Kroohs

What are you most afraid of? I suspect that if we all could list the five things that scare us the most, there would be a lot of overlap. Probably 3 would be common to almost everyone, and there would be some variation -- but also a lot of similarity in the other two. I am not a first century Israelite Christian, so I certainly cannot speak with...

by Robert Dawson

In the church there should always be great emphasis placed on the Word of God. The Bible is to be taught and preached. It should be at the very center of the church's life. God has determined that it is through the ''foolishness of preaching the Word'' that He would draw people to Himself. God's Spirit works through the...

by Christopher Harbin

‘God replied, ‘I will be with you. And you will know that I am the one who sent you, when you worship me on this mountain after you have led my people out of Egypt.’’’ Exodus 3:12 We often see characters in the Bible asking God for proof. Recently in a production of ‘‘The Cotton Patch Gospel,’’ I watched John the...

by Lenny Ports

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...

by M. Jolaine Szymkowiak

As we found last week and will discover in the weeks to come, there many complexities to the women of the Old Testament. We will discover how she was honored, feared and obeyed; she named her children and was responsible for their education. She could inherit and become a landowner in her own right. However, foremost, the...

by William Wyne

Amelia Earhart and her flight companion, Lieutenant Commander Fred Noonan, vanished near Howland Island in the South Pacific. They were attempting a round the world flight in a twin-engine Lockheed aircraft. In her last radio contact with a United States naval vessel, Miss Earhart transmitted this terse message: ''Position Doubtful.'' She was...

by David Cawston

The Spirit filled believer has not received the Holy Spirit to be focused upon his life only. He has received the Holy Spirit for the purpose of ministry and witness. To be a spiritual person that walks in the Spirit of God, it is important that we get our eyes off of ourselves. There are so many things about God that we can not...

by Dan Hill

I want to begin this very important summer by speaking what I believe to be a prophetic word from God: We desperately need a fresh baptism of the power of heaven on us! I am not just talking about us as a nation although I think you would agree that we as a nation are in the midst of moral catastrophe. I am not even...