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Acts 2:1-13
 
Hardly anyone realizes it. 
The expression on their faces had given them away. 
When there is joy inside, it's awfully hard to keep it from showing.
"Rejoice in the Lord. Rejoice in the Lord always, & again I say, Rejoice!"
 
#1. THE CHURCH WAS CREATED BY GOD
  • The Church comes into reality on the Day of Pentecost.
  • It didn't happen that way! 
  • We're turning back to the Word of God. 
  • The Church goes counter to popular culture. 
#2. THE PURPOSE OF THE CHURCH IS TO COMMUNICATE THE LOVE OF GOD
  1. We must do whatever we can do.
  2. God commissions us 
  3. God expects us to do the best we can to communicate that message 
#3. THE GOAL OF THE CHURCH
  • Now they're part of a new fellowship 
  • They know that they will hear the truth. 
  • We are to be a different people, a different culture. 
  • The ancient world changed after Pentecost because of the Church's influence on that world. 
  • Pentecost is associated with  Power
  • STAYING POWER
  • People who are prepared to live Christ
  • The Holy Spirit will empower the church!!!
  • The Word of God is a vital tool of the Holy Spirit in our lives.