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Acts 2 - AMP

2 When suddenly there came a sound from heaven like the rushing of a violent tempest blast, and it filled the whole house in which they were sitting. 3 And there appeared to them tongues resembling fire, which were separated and distributed and which settled on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled (diffused throughout their souls) with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other (different, foreign) languages (tongues), as the Spirit Marvin Vincent, Word Studies in the New Testament.kept giving them clear and loud expression . 5 Now there were then residing in Jerusalem Jews, devout and God-fearing men from every country under heaven. 6 And when this sound was heard, the multitude came together and they were astonished and bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in his own dialect. 7 And they were beside themselves with amazement, saying, Are not all these who are talking Galileans? 8 Then how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own (particular) dialect to which we were born? 9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites and inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and the transient residents from Rome, both Jews and the proselytes , 11 Cretans and Arabians too--we all hear them speaking in our own native tongues the mighty works of God! 12 And all were beside themselves with amazement and were puzzled and bewildered, saying one to another, What can this mean? 13 But others made a joke of it and derisively said, They are simply drunk and full of sweet wine. 14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them: You Jews and all you residents of Jerusalem, let this be to you so that you will know and understand; listen closely to what I have to say. 15 For these men are not drunk, as you imagine, for it is the third hour (about 9:00 a.m.) of the day; 16 But this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: 17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, God declares, that I will pour out of My Spirit upon all mankind, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy and your young men shall see visions (Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.divinely granted appearances), and your old men shall dream dreams. 18 Yes, and on My menservants also and on My maidservants in those days I will pour out of My Spirit, and they shall prophesy . 19 And I will show wonders in the sky above and signs on the earth beneath, blood and fire and smoking vapor; 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the obvious day of the Lord comes--that great and notable and conspicuous and renowned . 21 And it shall be that whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 22 You men of Israel, listen to what I have to say: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man accredited and pointed out and shown forth and commended and attested to you by God by the mighty works and wonders and signs which God worked through Him in your midst, as you yourselves know-- 23 This Jesus, when delivered up according to the definite and fixed purpose and settled plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and put out of the way by the hands of lawless and wicked men. 24 God raised Him up, liberating Him from the pangs of death, seeing that it was not possible for Him to continue to be controlled or retained by it. 25 For David says in regard to Him, I saw the Lord constantly before me, for He is at my right hand that I may not be shaken or overthrown or cast down . 26 Therefore my heart rejoiced and my tongue exulted exceedingly; moreover, my flesh also will dwell in hope . 27 For You will not abandon my soul, leaving it helpless in Hades (the state of departed spirits), nor let Your Holy One know decay or see destruction . 28 You have made known to me the ways of life; You will enrapture me with and in Your presence. 29 Brethren, it is permitted me to tell you confidently and with freedom concerning the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 30 Being however a prophet, and knowing that God had sealed to him with an oath that He would set one of his descendants on his throne, 31 He, foreseeing this, spoke of the resurrection of the Christ (the Messiah) that He was not deserted and left in Hades (the state of departed spirits), nor did His body know decay or see destruction. 32 This Jesus God raised up, and of that all we are witnesses. 33 Being therefore lifted high by and to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.the promised Holy Spirit, He has made this outpouring which you yourselves both see and hear. 34 For David did not ascend into the heavens; yet he himself says, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at My right hand and share My throne 35 Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet. 36 Therefore let the whole house of Israel recognize beyond all doubt and acknowledge assuredly that God has made Him both Lord and Christ (the Messiah)--this Jesus Whom you crucified. 37 Now when they heard this they were stung (cut) to the heart, and they said to Peter and the rest of the apostles (special messengers), Brethren, what shall we do? 38 And Peter answered them, Repent (change your views and purpose to accept the will of God in your inner selves instead of rejecting it) and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of and release from your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is to and for you and your children, and to and for all that are far away, to and for as many as the Lord our God invites and bids to come to Himself. 40 And Marvin Vincent, Word Studies: The preposition dia gives this force.solemnly and earnestly witnessed (testified) and admonished (exhorted) with much more continuous speaking and warned (reproved, advised, encouraged) them, saying, Be saved from this crooked (perverse, wicked, unjust) generation. 41 Therefore those who accepted and welcomed his message were baptized, and there were added that day about 3,000 souls. 42 And they steadfastly persevered, devoting themselves constantly to the instruction and fellowship of the apostles, to the breaking of bread and prayers. 43 And a sense of awe (reverential fear) came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were performed through the apostles (the special messengers). 44 And all who believed (who adhered to and trusted in and relied on Jesus Christ) were united and they had everything in common; 45 And they sold their possessions (both their landed property and their movable goods) and distributed the price among all, according as any had need. 46 And day after day they regularly assembled in the temple with united purpose, and in their homes they broke bread . They partook of their food with gladness and simplicity and generous hearts, 47 Constantly praising God and being in favor and goodwill with all the people; and the Lord kept adding daily those who were being saved .

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Christopher Benfield avatar
The Blessing of Community
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Feb, 2017
Summary: The early church took full advantage of the community developed within the body of Christ. As Christ designed the church, He intended for us to benefit from one another while we each contribute to the welfare of the entire body.
Scripture: Acts 2:44-47
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 59
Curtis E. Nester avatar
The Spirit Falls
Shared by: Curtis E. Nester on Jan, 2017
Summary: The Disciples are Baptized with the Holy Spirit and Peter's First Sermon at Pentecost
Scripture: Acts 2:1-47
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 19
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Jan, 2017
Summary: The fastest growing group in the world is Pentecostal believers, projected to reach 800 million by 2025. This fact highlights the key to revival: the Holy Spirit. It's time the American church went back to the template of the N.T. church.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Acts 2:1-4
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 198
Michael Deutsch avatar
Connecting Community
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Jan, 2017
Summary: part 1 of a short series about the need and benefits of Community in the church.
Scripture: Acts 2:42-47
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 49
Gordon Curley avatar
Let’s Wake Up to our Objectives!
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Jan, 2017
Summary: Rise & Shine: A Wake Up Call: Let’s Wake Up to our Objectives – Acts chapter 2 verses 41-47 – sermon by Gordon Curley
Scripture: Acts 2:41-47
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 21
Perry Greene avatar
Making Forever Friends
Shared by: Perry Greene on Jan, 2017
Summary: The sermon is meant to encourage people to become involved in our Small Group Ministry.
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
Matthew Botha avatar
Increase your perspective
Shared by: Matthew Botha on Nov, 2016
Summary: How do you increase your perspective of God from a Biblical perspective?
Scripture: Acts 2:42-47
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 89
Elmer Towns avatar
Why Baptism? Lesson 2
Shared by: Elmer Towns on Nov, 2016
Summary: Why You Must Be Baptized
Series: Why Church?
Scripture: Acts 2:38
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 21
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: 104
Michael Deutsch avatar
Breaking Bread - Community
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Oct, 2016
Summary: A communion message about the need for community.
Scripture: Acts 2:42-47
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 181
Rev. Matthew Parker avatar
A Baptism Sermon
Shared by: Rev. Matthew Parker on Sep, 2016
Summary: A sermon for an outdoor baptism service in Toronto, Canada
Scripture: Acts 2:22-38
Views: 58
Kevin Litchfield avatar
A church on the move Part 1
Shared by: Kevin Litchfield on Sep, 2016
Summary: How we can get back to basics and become the church that God desires.
Scripture: Acts 2:42
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 175
Scott Jewell avatar
Church As Community
Shared by: Scott Jewell on Aug, 2016
Summary: We all have our standards for what should happen as a church. What were the standards of the first church? How did they live them out?
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?
David Nolte avatar
Christian Fellowship
Shared by: David Nolte on Aug, 2016
Summary: There are several aspects of Chrfistian Fellowship which are the source, strength andsweetness of fellowship.
Davon Huss avatar
Convictions of the Church that Change the World
Shared by: Davon Huss on Aug, 2016
Summary: 6 Convictions of the early church that can change the world today (Based on an article by Rick Warren on Pastors.com: http://pastors.com/6-convictions-church-changes-world/)
Michael Stark avatar
Why Belong?
Shared by: Michael Stark on Aug, 2016
Summary: An apologia for belonging to your local congregaion.
Scripture: Acts 2:41-47
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 96
John Stackhouse avatar
Baptism and The Lord's Supper
Shared by: John Stackhouse on Aug, 2016
Summary: The 12th and 13th Articles of the Church of the Nazarene covers the two sacraments recognized by the COTN.
Scripture: Acts 2:38
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 46
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: 149
Ken McKinley avatar
On This Rock (Part Four)
Shared by: Ken McKinley on Aug, 2016
Summary: The fourth and final sermon I preached on a short series about the Church
Scripture: Acts 2:42-47
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 169
Stephen Belokur avatar
Obscuring God
Shared by: Stephen Belokur on Jul, 2016
Summary: We need to see the Lord clearly. We need to see the Lord always before our faces. The only problem is that many of us are spiritually ADD and we allow the things of this world to obscure the face of the Lord. May the Lord help us to clear those away!
Scripture: Acts 2:22-25
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 111
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
Stephen E. Trail avatar
Four Facets of a Healthy Faith
Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on Jun, 2016
Summary: A healthy faith.
Scripture: Acts 2:41-47
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 239
Chris Jordan avatar
The Story of Jesus and His Church: New Beginnings
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Jun, 2016
Summary: God’s desire is that His church would walk in the Spirit, living the Spirit-filled life, and bearing the fruit of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 1:1-2:47
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 270
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.
Rick Burdette avatar
Commitment Service
Shared by: Rick Burdette on May, 2016
Summary: Commitment, Baptism, Priorities, Unity
Series: An I Exam
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Acts 2:36-47
Views: 1,056
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
Perry Greene avatar
Meet and Greet
Shared by: Perry Greene on May, 2016
Summary: In times like these we need to meet together to experience the presence of God, encourage one another, and evangelize the lost.