Should we pray for another Pentecost?

Last Sunday we celebrated the traditional Christian holiday of Pentecost. This is the day when we remember the great outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the early church as described in Acts 2. The disciples were gathered together in a building in Jerusalem when suddenly they heard a sound that reminded them of rushing wind. They saw what appeared to be flames of fire that separated and rested on each one of them. Then they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to praise God loudly in foreign languages that they were miraculously empowered to speak. This, of course, drew a crowd, which happened to be a very international crowd, since Jews from all over the world had gathered in Jerusalem to worship the Lord. Upon hearing these disciples speaking the languages of their native lands, the on-lookers were puzzled and amazed. Peter stood up to preach to them, and after hearing him explain the gospel, three thousand people came to faith in Christ and joined the church.

What a day! Should we be praying for something like this to happen in our church? Yes and no. (Click here to read more.)

"Others first for God's glory" J. David Ellis

26:08 minutes (23.93 MB)

Sermon Date: 05/24/2015