Bible Study

Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon: Acts 2:1-11; John 14:8-17

Sermon Outline

  • What is Pentecost?
  • Why Pentecost?
  • What is the Work of Pentecost?

Sermon Questions

  1. What is Pentecost?
  2. What is the connection between the religious feast/festival of Pentecost and the giving of the Holy Spirit?
  3. What does it mean when the New Testament tells us that Jesus is a guarantee, a deposit, a down payment?
  4. What is the work of the Holy Spirit?
  5. Thinking about salvation history, Steve said that something was good, something better, and something best. What are those things?
  6. What is the source of Christian unity?
  7. Steve cited John Stott’s comments on the Church’s development, noting that at least five elements were present in the Church. What are those five elements?
  8. Steve noted that there is a temptation/pressure to eliminate one or more of these elements in every age. What is the consequence if we give in to this temptation/pressure?
  9. Do you see yourself as the hero of the stories we read in the Bible?
  10. What does it mean to repent?
  11. What does it mean to receive? What do we receive?

Resources Consulted

The Bible Speaks Today: The Message of Acts, John Stott
New International Commentary on the New Testament: The Book of Acts: F.F. Bruce

Questions?

Do you have a question about today’s sermon? Email Steve Wood (SWood@StAndrews.Church).

Audio & Video

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