The Early Church: Longing for a New Age

Series: "Worth the Wait"

The Early Church: Longing for a New Age

November 01, 2020 | Mark Simmons

Worth the Wait

The Early Church: Longing for a New Age

 Acts 1:1-5 (NIV) 

Began—Jesus is STILL working in and through us by his Holy Spirit.

 Holy— Forming Jesus in us and using us to bring holiness into the world.

How is God calling you to a more holy life?

 Spirit— Ruach (Hebrew)/Pneuma (Greek) Wind or Breath

Power of the Wind.

Life of Breath

 Where do you need power? Where do you need life?

 Kingdom of God—Wherever God’s reign is acknowledged and expressed

 Acts 1:6 (NLT) 

When will the end times come?

 Acts 1:7-8 (NLT)

 We share with others what we have experienced.

 Acts 2:1 (NLT)

 Pentecost—50 days after Passover

Shavuot--

Hag ha-Bikkurim (the Festival of the First Fruits)

 First fruits is the guarantee that later harvest will come

 1 Corinthians 15:20 (NIV)

 Hag Matan Torateinu (the Festival of the Giving of Our Torah).

 Tradition of the rabbis was that every Jew who ever lived was there at Mt Sinai in their soul hearing the giving of the covenant on Mt Sinai in their own language. There were signs and wonders at Mt Sinai: Loud thunder and fire.

 Acts 2:2-13 (NLT) 

The giving of Torah

Study of Scripture was central to the celebration of Shavuot

 Acts 2:14-18 (NLT)

 

We’ve been in the last days for 2000 years so far . . .

 Acts 2:19-21 (NLT) 

42 All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.

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