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Spirit Steps Acts 2:5-13

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Spirit Steps Acts 2:5-13

Postby totallylovedbygod » Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:11 am

[color=darkblue]Welcome to Spirit Steps

The disciples are out on the streets of Jerusalem. Excitement is building... the disciples are going to see the fulfillment of every promise Jesus made to them. Can you imagine the scene. Picture the scene in your mind and know that this can and will happen in the present day as God hasn't changed and neither has his power to save.. amen

Read on dear friend

God Bless you

Keith


Acts 2:5-13

5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?
8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,
10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,
11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
12And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?
13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

These were amazing scenes. Jerusalem had been in uproar over passover due to the Death and Resurrection of Jesus and now was going to be turned upside down again by the first sermon preached by the apostles.

Certain things just speak to me out of this passage and I just want to share them with you

In verse 6 it says that they were confounded because they heard the gospel in their native tongue. How often does it say about the gospel later in Acts that it confounded people, note it did not confuse them.

The gospel rises above anything else that is here on earth, it is simple so that a child can understand it and is so intricate that the finest philosopher can relate to it. But it confounds every known notion of Man, because it is the power of God unto salvation-AMEN

In verse 7 it says they were all amazed, let me ask you this are people amazed at your Christianity and mine? Does it make them totally astonished about the changes that have taken place in our lives and if not , why not?

In verse 11, the crowd said that the disciples proclaimed the wonderful works of God and words of God, nothing else. They did not promote themselves, but Jesus. Do we?

In verses 12-13 we have the different responses people make, some want to probe deeper saying, what is the meaning of this and others like in verse 13 will mock, we must be prepared to meet both responses.

Everyone who were there on that day were not saved, it says in verse 41 of chapter 2 that it was those who gladly received the word.

We must realise that some people will refuse and ridicule us and never come to Christ, our job once we have presented the gospel is to leave them with the Lord and let him deal with them.

What a day this was, amazing things were just starting to happen

It would be great if we had something like that happen in our town or area, after all, God has not changed and neither has The Holy Spirit changed. Our message must never change, that of Christ crucified and risen again, but our methods can and will adapt.

Let the world by amazed by us as it was on this day

God bless you

Keith

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