This past weekend at Eastbrook Church we continued our series “Activate” by looking at the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit in the activated church and Christian from Acts 2:1-13. I began by highlighting four aspects of the significance of Pentecost in Acts 2, and followed that by looking at four ways in which the Holy Spirit activates the church and individual Christian life. The central theme was that the Holy Spirit is the personal presence of God in our lives, giving us power to join with God’s purposes in the world.
You can view a video of the message and the accompanying outline below. You can listen to the message via our audio podcast here.
The Meaning of Pentecost
God’s Promise Fulfilled (Joel 2:28; Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-5, 7-8; 2:4)
Signs of God’s Presence in Wind and Fire (Exodus 19:16-19; Acts 2:2-3)
Echoes of Jesus’ Commissioning (Luke 3:21-22; Acts 1:14; 2:1)
A Picture of God Gathering in the Nations (Leviticus 23:15-16; Acts 2:1, 5-12)
The Holy Spirit and the Activated Church Today
Presence of God
Power of God
Purpose of God
Proclamation of God