Prayer Let loose the goose Class 5 Pentecost An Alpha Discipleship Group By, CJ Love PhD Constructive Theology

HOUSEKEEPING Welcome! Sign-up to bring a dish to share for next week! Thank you for your prayers! What to expect . . . May 30th June 8th

(this Thursday) Got questions? Please ask! This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND Table Talk Share 5 places you have visited in the last year. This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-SA-NC

What did you think of Father Dave? Pentecost This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND Shavuot (Shah-voo-oat) is one Hebrew name another is Zeman Mattan Torahtenu (the time of the giving of the law). It is sometimes called the Festival of Weeks

(reference to the seven weeks and one day in between Passover and this holiday). Its Greek name is Pentecost. The Greek word for 50th day is Pentecoste representing the same 50day period. John 20:19-23 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the

disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, Peace be with you. 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you. 22 When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained. 19

Luke 24:4853 You are witnesses[a] of these things. 49 And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high. The Ascension of Jesus Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. 51 While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven.[b] 52 And they worshiped him,

and[c] returned to Jerusalem with great joy; 53 and they were continually in the temple blessing God.[d] 50 Acts 1 What is happening in Acts 1? V4 wait for the promise of the Father Promise of the Holy Spirit Ascension First Community v 14 Note: No word for cousins until the

French invent it in 13c. Note: women also gathered 120 persons Choice of a successor by the holy Spirit This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND Acts 2: Wind Wind John 3:8 The wind[a] blows

where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. A new act of God in salvation history This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-SA Think about the sound of wind, how does it affect you?

Fire Exodus 19:18 18 Now Mount Sinai was wrapped in smoke, because the LORD had descended upon it in fire; the smoke went up like the smoke of a kiln, while the whole mountain shook violently. Apostles imbued by the Holy Spirit will proclaim

the new covenant This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND Remember this is the celebration of the Law Tongues Ecstatic prayer to God Speaking in foreign languages Worldwide mission of the church

Genesis 11:9 9 Therefore This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC it was called Babel, because there the LORD confused[a] the language of all the earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth. Acts 2:

Peter This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-SA-NC Birthday of the Church 3000 persons were added Christian life in Israel Teaching Communal life Wonders and signs Temple prayer Breaking bread: Eucharist This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND

CCC 1076 1076 The Church was This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND made manifest to the world on the day of Pentecost by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The gift of the Spirit ushers in a new era in the "dispensation of the mystery" the age of the

Church, during which Christ manifests, makes present, and communicates his work of salvation through the liturgy of his Church, "until he comes.". Questions What struck you in the talk tonight? Do you want the gift of tongues? How does Acts 2:39 affect you?

The Promise of the Spirit is for you, for your children, for everyone whom the Lord our God calls to him. Who does the Lord call? Explain. How do you live out the Spirits call to grow closer to Christ? How does the Church help you do this? Please come Thursday for prayer and fellowship!

John 17 Gal. 5:22-26 1 John 4:7-21 Acts 8:26-40 Prayer Holy Spirit, I open the door of my heart to you; Come in and take up permanent residence in my life, in Jesus name. Amen

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