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Sunday, September 02, 2007

Acts 2

The Acts 2 Church

Summary:
Suddenly the Holy Spirit turned up in a powerful wind, and they all spoke funny. There were people of many different languages in Jerusalem, but they were amazed that they all heard these crazy people speaking in their own language. Some passed them off as drunk.

Peter addressed the people quoting Joel where he said that the Spirit would be poured out on all people. Peter told of Jesus' death and resurrection. Even David knew of this in advance. Because of this we should repent, because forgiveness comes from Jesus.

Three thousand became believers and they met everyday and shared and cared, and grew in number.

Key verse:
45. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.

My thoughts:
Everyone always talks about an Acts 2 church, and this is what they are talking about. It is a church which gives freely and looks after all people. It grows.

This kind of church follows the Holy Spirit turning up, like here, on the first Pentecost. It's not about feeling good and speaking in tongues, it's about many things including creating Godly community.

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