Naringal Baptist Church
The Light of Christ to our rural community
Song - Way Maker
Song - Only A Holy God
Acts 2:1-8, 12-24, 32-41
Acts 2:1-4 (NIV) 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.
God is Triune – Father, Son, Holy Spirit. Christian truth rests on a balanced understanding of the Trinity.
· Father - Hebrews 10:31, Romans 8:14-16
· Son - Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 16:24-25
· Holy Spirit - Acts 1:8, Mark 11:22-23, 1 Corinthians 13:1-2
How do get the balance right?
- Recognise our own bias, based on denominational background and personality type
- Be open to learn in order improve our perception of the Triune God
1 Thessalonians 5:19-22(NIV): Do not quench the Spirit. Do not treat prophecies with contempt but test them all; hold on to what is good, reject every kind of evil.
Acts 2:41(NIV): Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.
1 John 2:15-17(NIV): Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.