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This week we are continuing our series in the book of Acts!
Last Sunday, we heard from Acts 1:12-26. Pastor Mike shared on how all things work according to God's master plan, and how we can practically join into the work God is doing.
This week, we're excited to continue our series in Acts, with Pastor Mike preaching 2:1-13!
1 When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and hit filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5 Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6 And mat this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. 7 And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? 9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, 11 both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” 12 And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”
1. What seems to be the meaning of "speaking in tongues" here? (4-6)
2. What seems to be the purpose of their speaking in tongues? (7-11)
3. Read Genesis 11:1-9. How is this a reversal of what happened at the tower of Babel?
4. What were the various responses to the revelation of God? How do we see these same responses today? (12-13)