THE HOLY SPIRIT COMES AT PENTECOST

THE HOLY SPIRIT COMES AT PENTECOST (4 downloads)

Acts 2:1-21

Key Verse: 2:4 “All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.”

 

1.Recall Jesus’ promise of the Holy Spirit in 1:4-5. How is this coming of the Holy Spirit different from previous times? (cf. 1 Samuel 16:13-14, John 14:16, Romans 8:11)

 

 

 

  1. What is the significance of the Holy Spirit enabling them to speak other languages? (1-4) How is this related to Jesus’ promise that they will be his witnesses to the ends of the earth? (1:8)

 

 

 

 

  1. Why was the crowd gathered in Jerusalem from all over the world? (5-11, cf. Deuteronomy 16:9-10) What was their response when they heard the apostles speaking in their own languages? (7-13)

 

 

 

  1. How did Peter explain the work of the Holy Spirit from the prophet Joel? (14-21)What does it mean for sons and daughters to prophesy (17; cf. 1 Corinthians 14:3); for young men to see visions and old men to dream dreams? (cf. Acts 16:10, 19:21)

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