Jesus Kept His Promise—He Sent His Spirit!

May 23, 2010
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 229:1-4; 234; 235:1-2, 6, 8
Pre-Service Prayer:

O LORD God, as I enter into Your presence on this Day of Pentecost, fill me with Your Spirit, even as You did the saints of old. Cause me, O Lord, to rejoice in Your forgiving love, to listen to Your abiding Word, and to share Your life-giving truths with everyone I meet as You give me opportunity. In Jesus’ saving name I pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 68:1-6,17-20,32-35

First Reading: 

Joel 2:28-32

God promised to pour out His Spirit in the latter days, so that His believing children would proclaim His truths as the final Day of Judgment approached. Deliverance and salvation would come to all who called upon the name of the LORD!

Second Reading: 

Acts 2:1-18

God sent His Spirit to fill the hearts of the early Christians, enabling them to speak of His wonderful works to visitors from all over the world, who were assembled in Jerusalem for worship. Peter explained that what was happening was in fulfillment of Joel’s prophecy.