The Church: Empowered and Equipped ()Dennis R. Wiles, August 1, 2021
Part of the A Journey of Faith series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Dennis R Wiles
August 1, 2021
A JOURNEY OF FAITH
Celebrating 150 Years of Ministry:
Appreciating Our Past
Anticipating Our Future
A Faith-Filled Church
August 1 – September 4, 2021
The Church: Empowered and Equipped
2021: A Journey of Faith
August 2021: A Faith-Filled Church
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”
What does this mean?
This Present Age/The Age to Come
This Present Age
Prophetic Pronouncements and Fulfillment
The Age to Come
God's future, the 'age to come', has broken into the present age in Jesus the Messiah.
These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come.
-1 Corinthians 10:11
The Church is Empowered
The Church is Equipped