Reason for hope….
8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
prayer, supplication, patient waiting, and clinging together in harmonious expectancy, characterised the hundred and twenty brethren.
6 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. 7 Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? 9 Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,[b] 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” 12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another,
“What does this mean?”
911 & crowds…..
Genesis 9 ( context :post flood )
9 Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth.
PEOPLE SAID :
4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
Matthew 28:20 ( Acts 1)
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,
Thus was fulfilled that promise of Jesus, “He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do because I go unto my Father;”
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Travels of Jesus….
Today ( internet ) talk w/ anyone in the world.
ILLUS – video
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Acts 2:21 – Peter’s message to the people …..
SPURGEON – LIFEBOAT VERSE
21 – And everyone
– who callson the name of the Lord
– will be saved.’
HOLY SPIRIT EMPOWERS
Peter’s boldness. ( after only 50 days??? )
( 10 days after ascension )
32 God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of it.
HOLY SPIRIT CONVICTS
36 “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.”
37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”
HOLY SPIRIT CONVERTS
40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” 41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.
HOLY SPIRIT UNITY – “ALL & EVERYONE “
ACTS 2:42 ff
37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles,
“ Brothers, what shall we do?”