September 26th 2010
Rhema Community Church
Sermonic Pericope: ESV Acts 2:1-13 When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. 5 Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6 And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. 7 And they were amazed and astonished, saying, "Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? 9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, 11 both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians- we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God." 12 And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, "What does this mean?" 13 But others mocking said, "They are filled with new wine."
Sermonic Theme: The Day of Pentecost (The Ascension of Jesus Christ)
Sermonic Subject: The Baptism of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1.4-5 The Fathers promise)
Sermonic Tension: The Doctrine of Speaking in Tongues (Waiting for the Holy Spirit)
Sermonic Sentence: Hold on to Gods unchanging hand for His promises are true.
Sermonic Point: This is the Birthday of the Christian Church (Historical Fact)
Sermonic Observation: Non-Christians cannot discern moves of God (Acts 2.12-13)
Sermonic Title: “THE DAY THE HOLY SPIRIT ARRIVED”
Sermonic Structure: (There are six moves within this pericope)
I. THE HOLY SPIRIT ARRIVED ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST (verse 1)
II. THE HOLY SPIRIT ARRIVED WHEN THEY ALL WERE IN ONE PLACE (verse 1)
III. THE HOLY SPIRIT ARRIVED AS THE FATHER HAD PROMISED (verse 2)
IV. THE HOLY SPIRIT ARRIVED UNTO ALL WHO WERE PRESENT (verse 3)
V. THE HOLY SPIRIT ARRIVED WITH POWER (verse 4)
A. The Holy Spirit gives them Unity
B. The Holy Spirit gives them Utterance
C. The Holy Spirit gives them Understanding
VI. THE HOLY SPIRIT ARRIVED AND SOME WERE PERPLEXED (verses 5-13)
A. The Holy Spirit is Audible
B. The Holy Spirit is Visible
C. The Holy Spirit is Intelligible
Sermonic Cross Reference:
ESV Mark 7:33 And taking him aside from the crowd privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and after spitting touched his tongue.
ESV Mark 7:35 And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly.
ESV Mark 16:17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues;
ESV Luke 1:64 And immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, blessing God.
ESV Luke 16:24 And he called out, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.'
ESV Acts 2:3 And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them.
ESV Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
NLT Acts 2:11 Cretans, and Arabians. And we all hear these people speaking in our own languages about the wonderful things God has done!"
ESV Acts 2:26 therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; my flesh also will dwell in hope.
ESV Acts 10:46 For they were hearing them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter declared,
ESV Acts 19:6 And when Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking in tongues and prophesying.
ESV Romans 3:13 "Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive." "The venom of asps is under their lips."
ESV Romans 14:11 for it is written, "As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God."
ESV 1 Corinthians 12:10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
ESV 1 Corinthians 12:28 And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues.
ESV 1 Corinthians 12:30 Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret?
ESV 1 Corinthians 13:1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
ESV 1 Corinthians 13:8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.
ESV 1 Corinthians 14:2 For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit.
ESV 1 Corinthians 14:4 The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church.