After the crowd gathered to hear this divine phenomenon, Peter stood up and preached a three-minute sermon that clearly unpacked the Gospel, with incredible results:
Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. (Acts 2:41)
The Day of Pentecost was a Jewish harvest celebration. But here, at the dawn of the New Testament, it’s a celebration of spiritual harvest, as 3,000 are added to the numbers of the fledgling early church!
But don’t miss the point of the passage: The first sign of the indwelling Holy Spirit is that the disciples’ tongues were set on fire by the Holy Spirit, who appeared as “tongues of fire.”
What was true then is true today: When we’re genuinely filled with the Spirit, we can’t help but testify.
“When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—He will testify about me. And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.” (John 15:26-27)
Would you think about that person the Holy Spirit is prompting you to talk to about the Gospel and commit to sharing it with them this month? Would you make sharing your faith a regular habit—perhaps weekly or even daily?
For help in sharing your faith, check out this video from me or go to the Go Movement website for helpful ideas and resources. Let’s allow the Holy Spirit to set our tongues on fire this Pentecost season!
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