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BIBLE TEXT: Acts 2:1-47, Acts 1:4,8
Acts 2:1-47
[1]And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
[2]And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
[3]And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
[4]And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
[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.
[12]And 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.
[14]But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:
[15]For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.
[16]But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
[17]And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
[18]And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
[19]And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
[20]The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
[21]And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
[22]Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
[23]Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
[24]Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.
[25]For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
[26]Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:
[27]Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
[28]Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.
[29]Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.
[30]Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;
[31]He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
[32]This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
[33]Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
[34]For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
[35]Until I make thy foes thy footstool.
[36]Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
[37]Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
[38]Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
[39]For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
[40]And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
[41]Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
[42]And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
[43]And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
[44]And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
[45]And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
[46]And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
[47]Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
Acts 1:4,8
[4]And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
[8]But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
MEMORY VERSE: Acts 1:8a “but you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.”
LESSON AIM: The Holy Spirit empowers you.
CHILD RELATED TRUTH: Ask God to fill you with the Holy Spirit.
INTRODUCTION: To walk and live in the Holy Spirit is to have the fullness of the power of Holy Spirit working in you and through you, this was the case of many great men and women in the Bible, the disciples of Jesus and Apostles, they were going from place to place and signs and wonders were following them. They raised the dead, heal the sick and many souls were added to the church. The rod of Moses parted the Red sea, The mantle of Elijah parted river Jordan, The shadow of Peter healed the sick people Acts 5: 13-15, Handkerchiefs or apron from Paul healed diseases Acts 19: 11-12.
God wants to use you too!
A. Jesus commanded the disciple not to depart from Jerusalem but to wait for the promise of the father. Act 1:4. Jesus said “but you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit is come upon you (Acts 1:8)
Jesus asked the disciples to wait to receive the Holy Spirit because they need Him for their journey as His disciples and without the Holy Spirit they will not be able to carry out their assignment.
B. The disciple gathered together at the upper room in Jerusalem for the Lord to fulfill a very special promise. He was going to send The Holy Spirit to be their helper. Acts 1:4-5 ;2:1.
C. Suddenly God sent the Holy Spirit. There was a sound like a mighty wind: what looked like little tongues of fire appeared; and the disciple began to speak in other language. v.2-4,6
D. The amazed people from other lands heard God being praised in their languages.vs. 7-12
E. Hearing them speak in foreign language, some people made fun of the disciples saying they were drunk. vs. 13
F. Peter explained that this ability to speak in other language was evidence of the Holy Spirit God had promised to send. vs. 14-12
G. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, Peters preached about God’s plan for Jesus to be put to death and be raised from the dead. vs. 22-36.
Peter was no longer afraid, but rather he had boldness to talk to the people about Jesus Christ, this would have not been possible if not for the Holy Spirit.
H. When Peter finished, the people connected by God’s spirit, asked what they should do; Peter told them to turn away from their sin and call upon God to save them. vs. 21, 37-40, Romans 3:23,26 5:8-9, Hebrew 9:22b.
CLIMAX: About three thousand people were saved that day as Peternwitnessed by the power of the Holy Spirit. vs. 41
Peter and other disciples walked and lived in the Holy Spirit and were able to carry out the assignment of Soul winning with miracles signs and wonders.
CONCLUSION: The disciple continue meeting together each day, more people were saved and joined the disciples. vs. 42-47
CHALLENGE: As a child of God you need to walk and live in the Holy Spirit daily, He is your helper, teacher, counselor and guide. To successful carry out your God given assignment you need to walk and live in the Holy Spirit. Call on God everyday to fill you with the Holy Spirit.
SUNDAY ACTS 20:19-21
MONDAY ACTS 20:22-24
FRIDAY ACTS 20:34-36

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