It was to this Jewish crowd in the city of Jerusalem, where Jesus had been killed just over seven weeks ago, that Peter delivered the sermon that launched the church. The day of Pentecost is the day we, Christians, receive power, after that the Holy Spirit has come upon us: and we shall be witnesses to the whole world through the power of the Holy Spirit. Luke here only gives us the gist of that great sermon (2:40). Pentecost is a special day of worship. 2 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. Let us now go back to the message of Pentecost in Acts 2: 1-4. Tell the group this story, "The Day of Pentecost," comes from Christian scripture. The day of Pentecost is typically associated with stupendous signs and miracles. There was a sound like a mighty rushing wind (verse 2). by David C. Grabbe Forerunner, May 2004. Vatican City, May 31, 2020 / 05:15 am MT ().-Here is the full text of Pope Francis' Pentecost Sunday homily, delivered May 31, 2020, at the Basilica of St. Peter, and checked against delivery. When the Holy Spirit demonstrates his divine presence through the signs of wind, fire, and speaking in different languages, Luke informs us about the two different reactions. While God is mentioned in this story, the Holy Spirit is also mentioned. It is in the Book of Acts, 2:1-13. The same message can bring deliverance as well as disaster. In addition is the bold and incisive preaching of Peter to a Jewish audience. The latest possible date is June 13 (as in 1943 and 2038). 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. Today, May 23rd 2014 at sundown Pentecost Day begins. The word “Pentecost” is Strong’s word 4005 and it means “fiftieth”, being the fiftieth day from Passover. By Mark Ellis. Peter’s first sermon came at such an exciting moment in church history, with the filling or baptism of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, exactly 50 days after the Jewish Passover, when Jesus was crucified as our Passover Lamb. Acts 2:1-11 records that when the Holy Spirit was given, the display of ability and power astounded everyone present. Another aspect of the Day of Pentecost is the miraculous speaking in foreign tongues which enabled people from various language groups to understand the message of the apostles. The day of Pentecost is seven weeks after Easter Sunday: that is to say, the fiftieth day after Easter inclusive of Easter Sunday. In terms of results—about 3,000 got saved that day—it was one of the greatest sermons ever preached. All of this becomes pointedly demonstrated on the Day of Pentecost. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. The feast marks the end of the Easter season for Christians and commemorates the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the early followers of Jesus. The Day of Pentecost is celebrated 50 days after Easter in Western branches of Christianity. Pentecost may also refer to the 50 days from Easter to Pentecost Sunday inclusive of both. In Eastern branches of Christianity, the Day of Pentecost is one of the Great Feasts. Used with permission. Adapted from a June 6, 2004, sermon delivered at All Souls Church, Unitarian, Washington, DC. What transpired on this day two thousand years ago was an example for what we will witness in the near future during the Tribulation of Satan. Church services on this day are marked by red robes and banners signifying the fiery winds of the Holy Spirit. Red flowers may adorn alters and other areas. The earliest possible date is May 10 (as in 1818 and 2285). 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