The Spirit of Pentecost Is Active among Us . . .

May 23, 1999
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 227; 235(1-4); 235(5-8); 472
Pre-Service Prayer:

Holy Spirit, hear us on this sacred day. Come to us with blessing, come with us to stay. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 104

First Reading: 

Joel 2:28-32

Eight hundred years before Pentecost, Joel prophesied the pouring out of the Holy Spirit upon God’s people which would enable them to proclaim the Gospel message of deliverance unto salvation. This would happen, Joel said, before the great and awesome judgment of the Lord on the Last Day.

Second Reading: 

Acts 2:1-16

On Pentecost, Joel’s prophesy found its initial fulfillment as the Holy Spirit enabled the early disciples to share the Gospel message with many people in their own languages. The Spirit’s activity continues today whenever He leads us to share the Gospel with others.