Send Us Your Spirit, O Lord!

Jun 11, 2000
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): God-Holy Spirit
Hymns: 235(1-3); 226; 234; O Day Full of Grace
Pre-Service Prayer:

Lord God, our blessed heavenly Father, as we enter into Your presence on this Festival Day of Pentecost, we pray that Your Spirit would descend upon us and move us in joy to worship You in spirit and in truth. Cleanse our hearts of all sin and strengthen us through the preaching of Your Word, so that we might (as the apostles of old) prove to be faithful witnesses of Your saving name. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 104

First Reading: 

Joel 2:28-32

Joel prophesies concerning the outpouring of God’s Spirit during New Testament times. Believers would proclaim the wonders of God’s grace in preparation for the great and final judgment of mankind. Those who believe in the name of their Savior God, however, need not fear, for they will be saved!

Second Reading: 

Acts 2:1-21

Luke here records the events of the first Day of Pentecost. As prophesied and promised, the Spirit came and enabled the early Christians to communicate the Gospel to others in their languages, so they could hear of the “wonderful works of God!” Some mocked. All were amazed. Peter explained this extraordinary happening properly as evidence of God’s faithfulness!