Sunday May 30, 2021 | The Holy Spirit Came
God kept His promise to send the Holy Spirit. With the Holy Spirit’s help, Jesus’ disciples could begin their work to share the gospel with the entire world. God gives the Holy Spirit to everyone who trusts in Jesus as Lord and Savior.
People came from far away to the city of Jerusalem for the feast of Pentecost. Jesus’ disciples were meeting together. All of a sudden, a sound like a strong, rushing wind came from heaven and filled the whole house. The Holy Spirit filled Jesus’ followers. When they started talking, they sounded different. They could speak in languages they didn’t even know! Other Jews came to see what was going on. They had come to Jerusalem from many other places, and they spoke different languages. But all of them could understand what Jesus’ disciples were saying! Peter stood up to talk to the crowd. “You saw the miracles Jesus did,” he said. “God planned for Jesus to die. Then God raised Jesus from the dead! Now, Jesus is sitting beside God in heaven, and He sent the Holy Spirit to us.” Then Peter said, “Jesus is the Lord and Messiah! You killed Him on a cross!” The people knew Peter was telling the truth. “What should we do?” they asked. “Turn away from your sins and be baptized,” Peter said. “God will forgive your sins, and you will get the Holy Spirit too.” That day, about three thousand people turned away from their sins and were baptized. They all believed and became followers of Jesus.
Christ Connection: God sent the Holy Spirit just as He promised. Now Jesus’ disciples had everything they needed to make more followers of Jesus! God gives the Holy Spirit to everyone who trusts in Jesus.
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Have a Blessed Sunday!