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Acts 2 - NIV

The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost

1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.

2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.

3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.

4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues[a] as the Spirit enabled them.

5 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven.

6 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken.

7 Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans?

8 Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language?

9 Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,[b]

10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome

11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!”

12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”

13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.”

Peter Addresses the Crowd

14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say.

15 These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning!

16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:


a. Acts 2:4 Or languages; also in verse 11
b. Acts 2:9 That is, the Roman province by that name

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Adam  James avatar
The Spirit of God
Shared by: Adam James on Nov, 2016
Summary: A sermon on the power of the Holy Spirit.
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 49
Patrick O'Loughlin avatar
A voice of clarity
Shared by: Patrick O'Loughlin on Nov, 2016
Summary: When you speak for God let it be a voice of clarity.
Scripture: Acts 2:12-41
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 98
Scott Jewell avatar
Pentecost: A New Beginning
Shared by: Scott Jewell on Aug, 2016
Summary: What happened at this Jewish feast called Pentecost? Why did it draw so much attention? What does it mean for us today?
Ken McKinley avatar
On This Rock (Part Three)
Shared by: Ken McKinley on Aug, 2016
Summary: The third sermon in a short series we've done on the Church
Scripture: Acts 2:14-47
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 143
Anthony Zibolski avatar
Day of Pentecost
Shared by: Anthony Zibolski on Jun, 2016
Summary: From the day of Pentecost God has provided the Holy Spirit to fill and empower believers to live productive and God centered lives.
Scripture: Acts 2:1-13
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 102
Curtis E. Nester avatar
The Power and Purpose of the Church
Shared by: Curtis E. Nester on May, 2016
Summary: The early church receives the Holy Spirit and is empowered to preach the Gospel to everyone, everywhere.
Troy Borst avatar
Birthday of the Church: Past, Present, and Future
Shared by: Troy Borst on May, 2016
Summary: The early church was born on this day and it fueled them to go out and conquer the world. It energized their Christian lives. It was a significant event that changed everyone. Let’s take a look at Pentecost Past, Pentecost Present, and Pentecost Future
Stephen Belokur avatar
Pentecost 2016
Shared by: Stephen Belokur on May, 2016
Summary: The arrival of the Holy Spirit during Pentecost was a turning point in the plan of God's great salvation of humanity. That event was not something that was done in secret but was announced with signs and wonders and with the salvation of 3000 souls!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 2:1-13
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 1,082
Kenneth Sauer avatar
"We're Not Drunk It's Only 9 in the Morning"
Shared by: Kenneth Sauer on May, 2016
Summary: A sermon for Pentecost.
Scripture: Acts 2:1-21
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 171
Clair Sauer avatar
Moved by the Spirit
Shared by: Clair Sauer on May, 2016
Summary: A Pentecost sermon focusing on the promise of God's enduring presence with us through the Holy Spirit.
Scripture: Acts 2:1-21
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 151
John Dobbs avatar
Pentecost Power
Shared by: John Dobbs on May, 2016
Summary: What can we learn for today from the amazing Pentecost in Acts 2?
Kerry Haynes avatar
Drawing on the Power of God
Shared by: Kerry Haynes on May, 2016
Summary: At Pentecost, God enabled Jesus' disciples to do what they could not do on their own. God fulfilled Jesus' promise to spread the gospel to all lands, as the pilgrims heard the good news in thier own language. God calls us, too, to be his witnesses.
Gerald Roberts avatar
"What is Pentecost ?"
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on May, 2016
Summary: Sermon describes Pentecost is a Time to Offer to God, Pentecost is Unity. Pentecost is sounds from Heaven, Pentecost is being Filled, and Pentecost is Hearing.
Scripture: Acts 2:1-11
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 132
Mike  McGuire avatar
The Fulfillment of Evangelism
Shared by: Mike McGuire on May, 2016
Summary: A study of Acts 2 regarding what happens when a church follows the principles of biblical evangelism
Scripture: Acts 2:1-41
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 95
Jay Tigner avatar
The Helper Arrives
Shared by: Jay Tigner on May, 2016
Summary: The Holy Spirit IS the Power of the Church
Series: Acts
Scripture: Acts 2:1-5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 208
Dean Courtier avatar
Do you live like a 'Before' or 'After' Pentecost Christian?
Shared by: Dean Courtier on May, 2016
Summary: Does your daily Christian life look more like the disciples BEFORE they were filled with the Holy Spirit or more like the disciples AFTER they were filled with the Holy Spirit?
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Scripture: Acts 2:1-4
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,908
Ernie Arnold avatar
Holy Spirit Fire or Hell Fire
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on May, 2016
Summary: Pentecost Sunday - Contrasting the Fires of Hell and the Fire of the Holy Spirit. The Fires of Hell point to a Failure, An agony of Remembrance and are Eternal. The Fire of the Holy Spirit brings a Fullness, Renewal and are Everlasting!
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Scripture: Acts 2:1-21
Denomination: *other
Views: 310
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
A Path from Babel to Pentecost
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Mar, 2016
Summary: Babel speaks of "confusion", and is a byword for all that is wrong with the world. Only Pentecost could bring order.
Anthony Zibolski avatar
Discovery...Holy Spirit
Shared by: Anthony Zibolski on Mar, 2016
Summary: God has provided His Holy Spirit to lead us and guide us in our lives and most live far below where god wants us because we do things in our own strength instead of being lead by His Spirit.
Series: Discovery...
Scripture: Acts 2:15-21
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 182
Bill Brazell avatar
The Birth of the Church, Part 2
Shared by: Bill Brazell on Mar, 2016
Summary: The birth of the church, The coming of the Holy Spirit, The filling of the Spirit. Speaking in other languages. The church is one body. Baptism of the Spirit
Scripture: Acts 2:1-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 90
Robert Crowder avatar
Filled To The Brim
Shared by: Robert Crowder on Feb, 2016
Summary: The coming of the Holy Spirit was promised in the OT. Jesus promised the Holy Spirit would come. The events recorded in the first four verses of Acts chapter two is His arrival.
Series: Holy Spirit
Scripture: Acts 2:1-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 223
Tim Smith avatar
Shared by: Tim Smith on Feb, 2016
Summary: Lessons from the life of Peter
Scripture: Acts 2:1-14
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 379
Scott Spencer avatar
Inadequacy Encountering Sufficiency
Shared by: Scott Spencer on Jan, 2016
Summary: There is an idea in our culture that recognizing our inability or insufficiency is somehow contrary to the principles of success. Self-confidence and high-powered, aggressive personalities seem to be what takes the day.
Scripture: Acts 2:1-4
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 415
Eugene Pansler Jr avatar
What Are Tongues A Sign Of?
Shared by: Eugene Pansler Jr on Jan, 2016
Summary: what are tongues a sign of
Scripture: Acts 2:1-4
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 307
Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
I Will Pour Out My Spirit
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Jan, 2016
Summary: To establish that Joel’s prophecy that Jehovah “would pour out of his Spirit upon all flesh” was fulfilled on the Day of Pentecost upon all nations and for all generations. To clarify that there was only one "out pouring" of the Holy Spirit.
Howard Strickland avatar
Until Then- Wake Up!
Shared by: Howard Strickland on Nov, 2015
Summary: The question is, “Are you a missionary or a mission field?” Acts 1:9NLT After saying this, he was taken up into a cloud while they were watching, and they could no longer see him. Gravity lose its hold on Jesus.
Howard Strickland avatar
Until Then
Shared by: Howard Strickland on Nov, 2015
Summary: The Ascension is Christ's exaltation and glory after His saving work on earth had been accomplished. It is the proof of His victory!
Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
Holy Ghost Baptism
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Oct, 2015
Summary: To establish that only Peter and the eleven received the Holy Ghost Baptism on the day of Pentecost. This gift of God (Holy Ghost Baptism) was not received by any of the assembled multitude, the 120 disciples or any other believers on that day.
Stephen Belokur avatar
The Tale of the Four Blood Moons
Shared by: Stephen Belokur on Oct, 2015
Summary: Many people have been swept away by the book regarding the "Four Blood Moon" sightings we have seen lately. Many are stirred up and anxious. What should we do with such teachings when they raise their heads? We do what they did in the church in Berea!
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Scripture: Acts 2:14-21
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 827
Lekan Adesanya avatar
Shared by: Lekan Adesanya on Oct, 2015
Summary: There is an anointing that God gave man but sin took it from him. The focus of the sermon is to receive a restoration of a Greater Glory through a renewal of anointing.