Pentecost and the Still Small Voice

Date: 6/9/2019
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Type: Sunday Sermon
Topic: Pentecost
Organization: All Saints
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The Holy Spirit's power is like a controlled explosion; sometimes the Spirit works in the still small voice (1Kgs 19:12).

The Story of Pentecost - The background story of Acts 2 is the Feast of Weeks in Ex. 34:22: “You shall celebrate the Feast of Weeks, that is, the first fruits of the wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the turn of the year” (cf. Num. 28:26; Dt. 16:10, 16). It was 50 days after Passover, hence the Greek name, “pentecost” (50). It is also called “first fruits” in Num. 28:26. Pentecost became the celebrated anniversary of the giving of the Law by God to Moses at Mt. Sinai.

The Significance of Pentecost - From Pentecost to the consummation of the kingdom, the gospel advances with the power to undo the confusion of the nations at Babel by the Spirit's power through the one-Word gospel. The significance of Pentecost is seen in many facets of our faith outlined as follows:

P - Power of the Holy Spirit - empowering 120 disciples to change the world (Acts 2:1).
E - Evidences or Fruit of the Spirit in our lives (Gal. 5:22-23).
N - Nations discipled by the gospel (Acts 1:8; 2:9, Rev. 5:9).
T - Temple of God is Jesus body, the true and final temple (1 Pet. 2:5, Rev. 21:3).
E - Epiphany/Manifestation (1Co 12:7) of the Spirit in Spiritual gifts (1 Cor. 12; Rom. 12; Eph. 4; 1 Pt. 4).
C - Communion of saints (Heidelberg Catechism 55).
O - One Body bringing together Jews and  Gentiles together as the people of God (Eph. 2:16).
S - Sacraments (1Cor. 12:13; Shorter Catechism Q. 91).
T - Trinity - the Person of the Spirit is poured out. God is three persons and one divine essence.

Gregg Strawbridge Gregg Strawbridge, Ph.D., is the pastor of All Saints Church in Lancaster, PA. He became a committed follower of Jesus Christ at age 20, discipled in the context of a University Navigator Ministry. As a result of personal discipleship he went on to study at Columbia Biblical Seminary (M.A., Columbia, SC, 1990), as well as receive a Ph.D. in education and philosophy... read more