October 14th ,2018
1. In verse 1 we see that on the Day of Pentecost the believers were all together - what is significant about the Jewish Feast of Pentecost as the day the Holy Spirit came? See Leviticus 23:15-21.
2. In verse 2-4 the Holy Spirit manifested Himself in three sensory ways: SOUND (verse 2), SIGHT (verse 3), SPEECH (verse 4). Why do you think God the Holy Spirit showed Himself in these ways? What is the significance?
3. In verses 5-11 we see people from a wide variety of places in Jerusalem and all hearing the Galilean believers speaking in the native languages of those listening. Find a map (often in the back of Bibles) and look up the places cited in these verses. What do you think God was demonstrating here? How does this tie in with Jesus’ directive in Acts 1:8?
4. Verse 12 is a key turning point from WHAT HAPPENED to WHAT IT MEANT, “What does this mean?” Verses 14-36 answer this question in Peter’s sermon. What meaning does the Day of Pentecost, as recorded in Acts, Chapter 2 have for us today? For you personally?
5. Note that even at the beginning of the Church, God’s activity was mocked by some; see Exodus 7:8-13 and 1Corinthians 14:3. When have you encountered mockery of God’s work? What keeps you going in service to Christ in spite of mockery?