Acts 2:1-8, 12-24, 32-41, Acts 2:1-4 (NIV2011)
1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
Can you imagine being there? This movement of the Holy Spirit’s power resulted in 3000 people coming to faith in Jesus. What can we learn from this?
Acts 1:1-12, Acts 1:8 (NIV2011)
8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
The disciples were transformed when the Holy Spirit came on them. They:
• Received power
• Became witnesses
• Went out
The church exists today because of their powerful witness. That same power is
This Sunday was mothers day. A day where we can especially thank our mother for the myriad things done for us. Things done obvious to the public, behind the scenes, because she loves us, because she wants to spur us on to newer an greater things. Invisible and intangible things, far too many to mention. How important our mother is [or was] doesn't really sink in until you spend some time consciously thinking about this.
There are a wide range of experiences for mothers in return. Mostly great, but some that only a mother's heart can truly understand. The following list was composed and compiled by Amy Young and I extracted it from her website www.messymiddle.com. Read the context there. It's called "The wide spectrum of mothering"