The world was gripped by the tale of forgiveness, Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross and his subsequent resurrection, as it was written and asserted. Through his first supernatural miracles and preaching, Christ had created a young religious congregation, but after his death Christ’s disciples and followers dedicated themselves to spreading the Word of God and the religion to the far corners of the world. Mass conversions took place with ordinary citizens in awe at the declared majesty of God, as well as the thought of a better life beyond the squalor of ancient
The following installment of The Charismatic Theology of St. Luke focuses on Holy Spirit in the Gospel of Luke and the Charismatic nature of Christ. In this chapter Stronstad examines how Luke observes the Spirit in the infancy narrative, inauguration narrative and various texts dispersed throughout his Gospel. A central motif within this section is Jesus fulfillment of Old testament prophetic trajectories. Next, Stronstad addresses the charismatic community and “The Holy Spirit at Pentecost”. He asserts: “The Pentecost narrative is the story of the transfer of the charismatic Spirit from Jesus to the disciples. [...] By this transfer of the Spirit, the disciples become the heirs and successors to the earthly charismatic ministry of Jesus” (Stronstad, 55). Additionally, he stresses the complexity of the gift of the Spirit. The event that transpired at Pentecost can be described as but not limited to a baptizing, clothing, outpouring, filling, and empowering of the Spirit.
explaining the relation of Acts 2 to 1 Corn. 12-14. In one instance the tongues were foreign languages and in the other they were heavenly languages, but it was still the same basic phenomenon of Spirit inspired speech. 6 These interpreters have trouble understanding the foreign languages at Pentecost as a miracle, so they suggest that Luke may have added the foreign language motif in order to make the phenomenon more intelligible and rational or in order to emphasize the theological theme that the gospel would be preached to all nations. 7
There is the idea of the re-occurring Pentecost, and what that looked like. Some of the ideas of Pentecost were the same as, the pouring out of the spirit, baptism and gifts. “Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit’ (Acts 8:12)” (pg.
It is also important to see their obedience Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem (acts 1:12) Jesus told them to return to Jerusalem and wait for the coming of the Holy Spirit, and that is exactly what they did. They heard what he had sad and responded to what Jesus told them to do, even though He was no longer physically present with them. This was major key in ushering in the power of the holy Spirit.
In the Gospel of Luke, Luke pronounces “all that Jesus began to do and teach until the day he was taken up, after he had given instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles…” (Act 1:1-2 CSB). However, Acts is the account of all that Jesus continued to do and to teach through His apostles by the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. Luke portrays the role of the Holy Spirit as being given to help accomplish the Great Commission throughout his book. Fernando provides a great outline of Acts when he states, “The first chapter records the promise of the Holy Spirit… the second his descent, and the rest… his work in and through the church.” It could be concluded that Luke’s portrayal of Pentecost demonstrates the larger narrative on how the Church
The Church was revealed during Pentecost. During the event of Pentecost, which is celebrated 50 days after Passover, the Holy Spirit descended onto the Apostles, and granted them the charism of glossolalia, or speaking in tongues. At this point, the Holy Spirit was revealed. This revelation of the Holy
Speaking in tongues is initial evidence of Spirit baptism. Scriptural evidences include Acts 2:4, 10:45-46, 19:6. 8:17-18 also suggests this, although it is not directly stated. It is also interesting that speaking in tongues occurred in all five of the narratives in Acts.
The Holy Spirit changed people into being Jesus’ apostles. Peter had changed in many ways, and Peter was living through the Holy Spirit. Peter acted so weak and scared after the arrest of Jesus, that he had denied Him three times. Peter remembered the words of Jesus, and he started to cry about what he had done. Peter knew he did something wrong, and he wanted to pay Jesus back. He went to crowds of thousands of people and started proclaiming God’s message to all. Peter told the people to go and get baptized in the name of Jesus, so they could receive the power of the Holy Spirit. He was so excited about the Word of Jesus, that he stood before the High Priest preaching about Him. Peter was beaten, but he started to rejoice, because he suffered
“The Acts of the Apostles” is the name given to the second part of a two-volume work traditionally identified as having been written by Luke, a companion of the Apostle Paul.” “Luke presumably a Gentile Christian, helps his communities to know how to remain faithful to tradition while reinterpreting it for their new circumstances.” In this pericope of Acts 2:41-47, the portrait of a group of believers who have a community spirit and is filled with the Holy Spirit, who becomes the church is depicted. In verse forty-one, at the annual feast of Pentecost, as a result of the sermon Peter preached that mirrored the behavior of the people to themselves concerning their treatment of Jesus, there was a large number of people who did not
Pentecostal doctrine and practice is primarily derived from Luke-Acts and is stressed to be subsequent to salvation and evidenced by speaking in tongues. Non-Pentecostals/charismatics, by contrast, understand Spirit baptism to occur simultaneously with conversion (it’s inferred by one’s salvation) and often without the need of any external evidence. However, what lies at the heart of this issue is not simply a question of timing, but also evidence, and what constitutes biblical Spirit baptism. To progress in this important biblical concept, it is paramount that it’s recognized as being both exegetical and
Pentecost is the day that celebrates 50 days after Easter. In Judiasm, this is the feast that marks the day that God gave the Law to Moses at Mount Sinai, also known as Shavuot. Although, both videos were made with hard work, creativity, and accuracy, "The Bible" produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey is a better example. Dan Stevers video was very descriptive however, Mark Burnett's was better because he used real life people and props, instead of puppets, which took a lot of time, effort and money. In the Bible, Acts 2:1-13 state: Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.” Even though Mark Burnett's episode on Pentecost didn't include the last verse, it still showed accuracy throughout the video. Dan
When Jesus left this world, it seemed that the faith and the knowledge the followers of Christ practiced left as well. Leaving the followers with uncertainty about whether or not the teachings and man who moved them so much, was who he said he was. A lot of the time in this world, there are groups, even cults, that give you an indescribable feeling. They make you think that what they are doing is right, and is amazing. You feel such “power”, but when something happens to your leader, you disband from it all, diminishing it. This is what the people did, many walked away, going on just as they did before. The disciples were the ones in the biggest slump and they didn’t know how to go on without their leader, Christ. They thought that they
First of all, the writer of Acts uses the image of fire in v.3. This image reminds of the passage, “He [Jesus] will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire” (Luke 3:16). According to Luke 3:16, the v. 3 can interpret that the writer announces starting of a new community as baptizing the group. After the disciples were baptized (After divided tongues, as of fire appeared among them), they were filled with Holy Spirit in v.4. The writer already mentioned the meaning of being filled with the Holy Spirit in Acts 1:8, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). That is, the meaning of being filled with the Holy Spirit is to be the witness of Jesus and receive power to deliver God’s
As we look into the scriptures of Acts 2:1-11 we see the things that took place on the day of Pentecost. “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord and in one place.” (Acts 1:1) Not only had the people began to gather together in one place but they were all in one accord and all were there for the same purpose all agreeing on the same thing. “And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.” (Acts 2:2) Imagine sitting in a room when suddenly a rushing mighty wind fills the room. When we think of the force of hurricane type winds entering the room in which we are sitting we would not be able to even fathom how it would be.