On the 50th day after Jesus’ crucifixion, the disciples waited in the upper room. The words of the resurrected Jesus simmered like burning coals in their hearts. Then, without warning, God’s Spirit descended like fuel, sparking a blaze for His mission.
The newly commissioned, unschooled apostles did not fill themselves with wine or celebrate with feasting. Rather, they proclaimed the simple gospel of Jesus Christ. Jews from all over had journeyed to Jerusalem for Pentecost and heard the fresh news of God’s works in their own heart languages.
Let’s enter the upper room with the apostles and witness the Spirit’s power. We’ll learn from Chuck how the Holy Spirit works in us today.