Summary: A message preached on Pentecost Sunday answering an all to familiar question.
What Is Pentecost?
Praise the Lord!
How many came in here to have church this
I ain’t talking about playing church! Amen?
I said how many came to have some church?
How many came to shout...dance...
How many came to bless the Lord with all your
I don’t know about you but I came to cut loose in
the House of God today. Amen?
And I didn’t come expecting to do it all by myself.
You say well Pastor you gonna have to do it all by
Cause we’re to dignified for all of that Pentecostal
We’re to dignified for all of that jumping and
shouting and running and dancing.
Well I stand here to tell you this morning I’m
gonna do it anyway!
And I aint gonna do it all by myself neither,
Cause the Bible says if you won’t praise Him the
rocks will cry out!
If you won’t shout the spirit just might shout out
in an unknown tongue. Amen?
And if you won’t run and dance I’ll start running
and dancing and the Bible says
God has given us the paraclete!
That is the Holy Ghost!
That means one who comes along side!
And He’s liable to come along side of me this
morning and start dancing with me,
And Shouting With me, And running with me.
The Lord has showed me that there’s someone in
here this morning who’s said in their heart
That you ain’t got to do all of that to be christian.
Well That’s true!
You ain’t got to do all of that!
You ain’t got to shout His Glory!
You ain’t got to jump for joy.
You ain’t got to stomp and snort and preach until
you’re blue in the face.....
But you ain’t got to get what I got neither. Amen?
I said you might not have to act a fool for Jesus,
You might not have walk the isle like one of us
But you ain’t got to walk in the divine favor of the
You ain’t got to operate under a powerful
anointing neither. AMen?
There’s a doctrine that’s been in effect since the
dawn of creation.
And that is you reap what you sow. Amen?
Some say you get what you put in.
Well I want to invest my very best into the
Kingdom of God,
So I can reap the very best from the Kingdom of
I want all that God has promised me. etc.
Not long ago I laid prostrate on the floor and said
Lord I know it ain’t much but I’ll give you my
utmost for your highest.
I’ll give you the very best of what I have.
Cause I know when I sow into your kingdom my
reward is Exceeding abundantly above all that I
could ever think or ask. Amen?
So I tell you today you ain’t got to go all out for
But when the going gets tough don’t expect Him
to go all out for you. Amen?
How many came to celebrate today?
How many know what important Holy day we
Today we celebrate Pentecost. Amen?
How many Pentecostals Christians do we have in
here this morning?
Every single one of you standing or sitting in this
church to day that have been blood bought and
spirit filled are pentecostal.
Some of you are saying no Pastor I was raised
Baptist, or Lutheran.
Well that’s all good but the Church as a whole
was born on the day of Pentecost.
So I guess that means in layman’s terms that we
all got a little Pentecostal in us. Amen?
Today, all across America, churches of many
denominations are celebrating Pentecost
But alot of Christians don’t even know what
And if Christians don’t know what Pentecost is
Then you know the world don’t have a clue.
But they need one!
Sometimes after a Sunday or Thursday service
I’ll go to a restaurant and the waitress will ask us
if we’ve been to church?
And usually when we answer "yes", they always
come back with the "where do you go to
And I tell them Church Alive!
Their first response to that answer is usually
And then what denomination are you?
And when I tell them that we’re a non
denominational spirit-filled church they say well
what does that mean.
So I tell them we’re pretty much an independent
Now a lot of times I lose them right there cause
they say oh you’;re one of those tongue talkers.
You’re one of those holy rollers the baptists
warned me about. Amen?
But most times they say "What’s Pentecost?"
(I wonder if the Catholics ever hear that