Summary: This sermon was written to inspire our youth group to seek the baptism of the Holy Ghost and of fire with the evidence of speaking in tongues.
Wind and Fire
Praise God Church!
God is Good Amen!?!
(Praise reports- God is so good that...)
God is so good that over 2000 years ago Jesus was born of a virgin into this world to be
Emmanuel which is interpreted God With us. Amen?
And He is so good that He gave his life on Calvary so that we might be saved. Amen?
Jesus is so good that He conquered death and rose from the grave on the third day. Amen?
And after appearing to many of his disciples for 40 days
He led a few of them out to the Mount of Olives near Bethany and
It was there that Jesus ascended into heaven. Amen?
How many know that in the same place where his feet left the ground, Jesus will return one day to
put his foot upon this earth once more?
He left this earth as victor and conqueror of death, hell and the grave,
and He will return soon as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
His power and majesty will be so great that when the foot of the Creator touches the Mt. of Olives
that He created, that mountain will split in two.
And how many know that right now Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father,
as our advocate against all the accusations of our enemy, Satan. Amen?
Praise God! Who says we can’t all agree on something?
Turn to Luke 24:49
How many came expecting and ready to receive tonight?
Good, because tonight, Church, is a night for greater expectations.
Tonight we need to be expecting the windows of Heaven to open up and pour out a blessing, Church!
But not just any blessing, Church!
The importance of this blessing...
In order for us to understand the importance of this blessing or promise, Church
we have to know what Jesus had to say about it.
Let’s take a closer look back at the ascension of Jesus, Church.
Just moments before Jesus began to rise from the earth He had something very important to say to
the disciples that stood there.
After calming the fears of the disciples and opening the scriptures to their understanding, Jesus told
the disciples the reason that He was crucified;
the reason that He had suffered, bled and died was for a single purpose – That men could be saved
from sin. Amen?
In Luk 24:47 Jesus told His disciples... that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
It was a wake-up call to the disciples. They had a work to do, a message to share, and it was time
for them to get busy.
Jesus had commisioned them just like He has commisioned each and every one of us to harvest souls
for the Kingdom.
But as important as their mission was, and ours still is, we must note that Jesus delayed their work
for a little while.
Jesus went through all the trouble to come to earth and take on the form of flesh that men could see
God’s love in person. Amen?
He made that first step to bridging the gap between a Holy God and sinful men, so that man could
believe on him and be saved. Amen?
– but then He stopped the church from spreading the word.
Listen to this Church.
He was crucified; taking upon Him the weight of sin for the whole world,