June 4, 2017
"And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind." Acts 2:2
What would you say is the most important event in human history? It would have to be Easter as Easter changed everything. What would you say is the second most important event in human history? It would have to be Pentecost, the birthday of the church. It was at the first Pentecost that the church was empowered by the Holy Spirit and from that empowerment, the apostles began to act with their own sense of empowerment. Celebrating Pentecost can pass right past us without much notice, yet how different the world would be if Pentecost had never happened. Acts 2 tells of the remarkable event of the giving of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Chapters 3 and 4 describe the empowerment of the apostles when the Holy Spirit is given. Such power is available to the church today.