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5.19.24 | Pentecost Sunday | Joel 2:28-32

Minor Prophets: Joel

Pentecost 2024 

Joel 2:18-3:21


Last Week = First Half of Joel

RETURN

  • The Day of the Lord is Coming
  • Locusts / Military
  • God’s Character is Gracious and Merciful
  • Confess and Repent


*Prayer and Fasting - Wednesdays in May

Building Open from 11am - 1pm

Pray at Home, Work, or School also


*Repentance leads to Rejoicing


This Week = Second Half of Joel

REJOICE

  • 1. God will Defeat Evil (future Minor Prophet sermons)
  • 2. God will Restore Creation (future Minor Prophet sermons)
  • 3. God will Send His Spirit (Joel 2:27-32)
  • Exodus and Temple Imagery
  • When will this happen? 


Pentecost Sunday

  • 50 Days counting on from Easter
  • Old Testament - Feast of Weeks/Harvest (“First Fruits”)
  • God sends His Spirit! – God’s Power and Presence 
  • Fully God - Eternal and Personal (not “it”)
  • Symbolism of the Holy Spirit
  • Cloud / Tongues of Fire / Wind 
  • Dove (Jesus’ baptism)
  • Goose?? (Celtic Church Tradition)
  • Acts 2 fulfilled Joel 2:28
  • Acts 2 reflects the Pattern of Joel 
  • RETURN - repent; forgiveness of sins
  • REJOICE - receive the Spirit  
  • *Every Christian has received the Spirit. 
  • Ephesians 1; 2 Corinthians 1; Romans 8; Galatians 4 


Rejoice in God’s Spirit

  • To Seal our Salvation (Ephesians 1)
  • To Transform Our Lives (Galatians 5)
  • To Empower Us as Witnesses (Acts 1:8)


*How do we experience this?


Be Filled with God’s Spirit 

Ephesians 4:18-21

  • Singing to One Another
  • Giving Thanks
  • Submitting to One Another


Be around People who will Stir You Up



Response

*Have I received the Holy Spirit? 

*Am I being filled with the Holy Spirit?


Let’s sing and pray as those who have experienced God’s Power and Presence!