Acts 1-3 and 4-6 Let’s Celebrate the Birthday of the Church!
It’s really funny when memories of something of years ago return to remind you of something special.
In John’s gospel, we read that the forerunner, John the Baptist, prophesied that someone would come to him for baptism one day. When that happened, God said that the “one on whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.” [John 1:33] In Acts 1 and 2, Jesus told his disciples to wait in Jerusalem for what the Father promised, for you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” [Acts 1:4, 5] In Acts 2, it actually happened!
God sent His Holy Spirit with violent wind blowing from heaven. Secondly, the tongues of fire spread to each one in the room. Lastly was the filling of the Holy Spirit and the ability to speak other languages. What a birthday celebration!
On Christmas, we celebrate the birthday of Jesus. On Pentecost, we celebrate the church’s birthday and the day the gift of the Holy Spirit was sent. What a celebration! Let’s all stop and praise God for the Holy Spirit upon the church and each believer!