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Jesus asked his followers to wait until the power of the Holy Spirit came upon them. They gathered daily in prayer and waited for the event which Jesus had talked about. On Pentecost in the morning around nine o’clock the sound like a wind occurred. Many came curiously to the house in which the disciples met. They saw how tongues of fire were above them and how they preached in different languages. During Pentecost Jews from all over the world came to Jerusalem. Through the Holy Spirit those who gathered spoke in different languages. Many were deeply touched to hear this message in their mother tongue. Others smiled and thought the believers were drunk.

Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.

Act 2:2

Now Peter rose and stated that Jesus whom they had crucified was risen from the dead and that he had promised them that the Holy Spirit would fill them. And that’s exactly what had happened. Then he explained to everyone why the Son of God had come. He lived as a simple man, did great signs and wonders. After his speech, he called the Jews to surrender to Jesus and to be baptised. 

This way 3000 people joined the group. Certainly a great moment but likewise a huge multicultural challenge. This way the first Chistians lived in communion and shared weverything. Starting in Jerusalem the good news of Jesus went into the whole world. God’s spirit lives in his followers and gives advice, comfort and certainty of eternal life. We can be certain that Jesus comes again and gathers those who belong to him. 

Are you prepared to meet Jesus?

Bible text to deepen: Acts 2, 1-42