Celebrate Jesus 8 – Pentecost & Peter

Scripture Reading: Acts 2:1-4

Opening – Norwegian Town Needed a Light Show


And about 2000 years ago, God spent a lot of energy and a lot of effort to bring the LIGHT OF LIFE down into a dark and dismal land. And it all happened on a day we call the Day of Pentecost.

Welcome: We are now 50 days past resurrection Sunday in a time called Pentecost.  Welcome to Central Church of Christ, a people called out by God to Show His Love, Tell His Story, and Be His Family. Today we hit the 8th& final message series from the Bible called, “Celebrate Jesus.” In this series we will walk each Sunday from Easter (Apr 4) to Pentecost (May 23) through an exciting Bible timeline of the appearances of Jesus to the church.

Today we touch on the effects of Jesus on the church.


God chose Pentecost because it had always been God’s plan to use this date to kick off His church. In Scripture Pentecost went by several different names:
  • Pentecost 
  • The Feast of weeks (Exodus 34:22; Deuteronomy 16:10)
  • The Feast Of Harvest (Exodus 23:16)
  • And THE DAY OF FIRST FRUITS (Numbers 28:26)

Romans 8:9b  “Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.” 

John 7:39  “Now this (Jesus) said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.”

“Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.” – Acts 2:38

Acts 2:41  “ those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day ABOUT THREE THOUSAND SOULS.” 

Exodus 32:28 “And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses. And that day ABOUT THREE THOUSAND men of the people fell.”

“… the letter (of the Law) kills, but the Spirit gives life.” (from 2 Corinthians 3:6). 



One of the two who heard John speak and followed Jesusk] was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41 He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ). 42 He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Cephas” (which means Peterl]).John 1:40-42.

“We must obey God rather than men! (Acts 5:29)

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“Men of Israel, hear these words: JESUS of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know — this JESUS, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it.” Acts 2:22-24

“Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this JESUS, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.” Acts 2:36

“Repent and be baptized every one of you IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” – Acts 2:38



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