Message Notes

Intro:

  • Recap series 
    • Led by the Spirit, Filled with the Spirit, I got the power, How to hear
  • This week I’d like to share on the significance of Pentecost 

Pentecost

  • Pentecostal has taken over the world in the last 50 years, there are close to 700M pentecostal Christians. 
    • You may think of a denomination or style of worship, but it is much bigger than that. 
    • It is globally honored Christian tradition - Pantheon Pentecost
    • It is a Jewish holiday
  • If you asked a Jewish person what Pentecost was all about, they would say these few things:
    • It’s about the law from Sinai
    • It’s about the nation of Israel 
    • It’s about the harvest of the promised land
  • It’s fascinating that God would wait until Pentecost to send the Holy Spirit! What was He saying? 

Let’s read the text:

(Act 2:1-4 ESV) 1 When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

  1. Pentecost is a MOVEMENT
    1. The sound of a rushing mighty wind
    2. WIND - Wind is air rushing from one place to another (high pressure to low pressure)
    3. MOVING - One thing you can know for sure is the Holy Spirit is MOVING! 
      1. He MOVED from Law to Spirit
        1. Moses to Jesus
        2. 3000 killed to 3000 saved
      2. He MOVED from Israel to the Church
      3. He MOVED from natural Harvest to spiritual Harvest
      4. He MOVED from Sinai to Zion! 
        1. (Heb 12:18-24 NLT) 18 You have not come to a physical mountain, to a place of flaming fire, darkness, gloom, and whirlwind, as the Israelites did at Mount Sinai. ----- " 22 No, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to countless thousands of angels in a joyful gathering. 23 You have come to the assembly of God's firstborn children, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God himself, who is the judge over all things. You have come to the spirits of the righteous ones in heaven who have now been made perfect. 24 You have come to Jesus, the one who mediates the new covenant between God and people, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks of forgiveness instead of crying out for vengeance like the blood of Abel.
    4. RIVER - Like a river - He isn’t in the swamp, He’s in the river - Canoeing or Fishing
    5. He is bringing times of refreshing! 
    6. Dry churches that are full of religion and rote without the Spirit is not where you want to be. 
  2. Pentecost is a MANIFESTATION
    1. Tongues of fire settled on each one’s head
    2. LAMP - the lamp was always burning on the candle sticks
    3. TABERNACLE - the flame always was over the tabernacle 
    4. MANIFESTATION - 
      1. Definition - an event, action, or object that clearly shows or embodies something, especially a theory or an abstract idea.
      2. Manifesting anxiety - biting your nails, driving fast, and yelling at people 
      3. Manifesting insecurity - dressing in a way to get attention, exaggerating facts for approval
    5. The Holy Spirit Manifests Himself
      1. In Gifts
        1. [1Co 12:7-11 ESV] 7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8 For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.
        2. We each have a gift that the Holy Spirit manifests through us! 
      2. In Fruit 
        1. [Gal 5:22-23 NLT] 22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
  3. Pentecost is a a MESSAGE
    1. They all spoke in other languages!
    2. These were known languages inspired by the Holy Spirit. 
    3. At Babel He divided tongues, at Pentecost He united them. 
    4. The message is “He cares about the entire world”
      1. 7100 languages spoken, and He knows every single one
    5. The message is “It is the time of harvest”
      1. Pentecost is the beginning of wheat harvest
      2. Jesus talked about the wheat of the world 
    6. The message is “Repent and turn to God”
      1. (Act 2:38-39 NLT) 38 Peter replied, "Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 This promise is to you, and to your children, and even to the Gentiles--all who have been called by the Lord our God."

Ending:

  • Are you open to the MOVE of the Spirit? Are you in the River?
  • Is the Holy Spirit MANIFESTING in your life? 
  • Is His MESSAGE being heard through your lips and life?

Come Holy Spirit

Advocate. Helper. Friend. Whatever the title, the Holy Spirit is our source for every component of life.

5 Part Series

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Assets & Files

Part 1: The Spirit Led Life

Surrendering the direction of our lives lets Him fulfill the purpose of our existence.

Part 2: The Spirit Filled Life

Choose to be a vessel for God and ask His spirit to overflow in your life.

Part 3: I've Got the Power

We all need the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives to see miracles, overcome life‘s struggles and walk in courage.

Part 4: Hearing the Voice of the Holy Spirit

Recognizing how He speaks into our lives will allow us to see the opportunities that He intends to use us for every day.

Part 5: Power of Pentecost

More than a historical event, the power and presence of what believers experienced at Pentecost is accessible today to anyone seeking God's Spirit to move in their lives.

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