John 15:18 – Acts 6:7

I absolutely love the Book of Acts.  How amazing must it have been to be there on that day at Pentecost.  Imagine, you’re sitting there in church and all of a sudden the Holy Spirit fills the place like never before and pours down on the people gathered together.  In fact, to the non-believers the people filled with the Holy Spirit looked drunk.  They laughed and said, “They must have had too much wine.” (Acts 2:13)  Now, I’m not sure if these believers normally got drunk on occasion, because Peter prefaced his next remarks by saying, “These men are not drunk as you suppose.  It’s only nine in the morning.” (Acts 2:15)  Peter then goes on to quote the prophet Joel about what is going on and about the Holy Spirit’s coming and about everyone’s need for salvation through Jesus Christ.  By the end of the day about 3000 people were saved and baptized. (Acts 2:41)  That was a great day at church.  Not only did those new believers receive Christ and were baptized, the church began gathering together what they had and shared it with one another.  (Acts 2:44-46)  This is where the church really began acting like the church.  Transformation occurred on that day and in the days that followed.  Wouldn’t it be great if more days in our lives and in our churches were like that day at Pentecost?

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