Pentecost 2012 – The Glories to Follow

May 27, 2012 in

According to Peter, the prophets anticipated two things: the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow. It was the “glories to follow” that began to be experienced by our fathers and mothers on the Day of Pentecost. And it is these same glories that the prophet Malachi anticipates throughout his book. So today we consider the glories that would follow the arrival of the great and dreadful day of the Lord, glories which we as the people of God now witness and experience.

The Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-41)

May 23, 2010 in

Luke writes in the opening verse of Acts, “The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach…” Luke is pushing Theophilus, and us, to realize that the close of Jesus’ earthly ministry with the Ascension was not the close of His ministry altogether. And it is the continuation of His ministry, by the power of the Spirit, that is the subject of our meditation this morning. Today is Pentecost Sunday, the day we celebrate the outpouring of the Spirit upon the Church. What it the meaning of this event and what application does an understanding of this have for our calling as a congregation of God’s people?