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Pentecost Sunday

And when the day of Pentecost
was fully come...Acts 2:1

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A first-century century church in the twenty-first century

The Day of Pentecost in 33 A.D., ushered in a new era of relationship between God and humanity. Disciples of Jesus (120 men and women) were filled with the Holy Spirit that day (Acts 2:1-4).  This was a fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy (Joel 2:28-29; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Ezekiel 36:26-27; Isaiah 28:11-12).

A few years earlier John the Baptist declared that the Messiah (Jesus) would indeed baptize with the Holy Spirit (Mark 1:8; John 1:33). Jesus previously had spoken about this born-again experience (John 3:3-5; 7:39; 14:16-18). As Jesus ascended into heaven just 10 days before Pentecost, He told His disciples “you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now”(Acts 1:5).

On this initial birthdate of the New Testament church, Peter with the support of the other apostles, declared this outpouring of the Spirit to be a fulfillment of Joel’s prophecy (Acts 2:16-21). The watching audience had a question. “What shall we do?”  Peter who had been given the keys to the Kingdom by Jesus (Matthew 16:19), responded and announced that this experience was available to everyone (Acts 2:38-39).

Beginning that day, all who believed on Jesus received the Holy Spirit (Acts 8:15-17; 9:17; 10:44-46; 11:15-17; 15:7-9; 19:1-7; Romans 8:9, 11, 14-16; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 3:2-5; 5:16, 22-25; Ephesians 1:13; 3:16; 5:18; Hebrews 2:3-4; 6:4; Jude 20).

The same question is still being asked today, “what shall we do?” The promise that Peter gave 20 centuries ago is still in effect today. The first-century church continues. The Pentecostal experience still happens today.  Believe and receive.

Capturing some moments at Cornerstone

JESUS said…

“Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3 NKJV

“Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” John 3:5 NKJV

He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” 39 But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those [a]believing in Him would receive; for the [b]Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.” John 7:38-39 NKJV

“for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” Acts 1:5 NKJV