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“Are you Pentecostal? – Pt. 2”

“ARE YOU PENTECOSTAL?”

INTRO: What is Pentecost Sunday all about? What does it have to do with me?

I. THE PURPOSE OF PENTECOST (Acts 1:8): To receive the power of the Holy Spirit in order to be Christ’s witnessesin our city, region, and the ends of the earth.

II. THE EXPERIENCE OF PENTECOST (Acts 2:1-4): They heard (v. 2), saw (v. 3), were filled (v. 4a) and overflowed with something from heaven (v. 4b).

III. THE IMMEDIATE RESPONSE TO PENTECOST (2:5-13):

  1. Crowds gathered who were confused & amazed (vv. 5-13).
  2. Do we have enough Holy Spirit activity among us to generate such responses?

IV. THE SERMON AT PENTECOST (Acts 2:14-36).

  1. A fulfillment of Joel’s prophesy (vv. 16-21).
  2. Peter preached Jesus to them (vv. 22-36).
  3. 3,000 people were saved, baptizedand added to their community (vv. 37-47).

V. 4 BARRIERS PENTECOST BREAKS THROUGH (2:16-18).

  1. THE RACIAL BARRIER (vv. 16-17a; Gal. 3:28; Acts 1:8;Matt. 28:19a; Acts 10).
  2. THE GENDER BARRIER (v. 17b; Gal. 3:28; Gen. 1:26-28, Acts 1:14; 2:4).
  3. THE GENERATIONAL BARRIER (v. 17c; Matt. 22:32, Titus 2:2-8).
  4. THE ECONOMIC BARRIER (v. 18; Gal. 3:28; Acts 2:44-45; 4:32-35; Gal. 2:10; 1Tim. 6:17-19; 2Thess. 3:10-12; 1Thess. 4:10-12; James 2:1-9).

CONCLUSION: Are you Pentecostal? Have you broken through the racial, gender, generational and economic barriers?