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The Day of Pentecost

The Holy Spirit comes on the Day of Pentecost.
Contributed by Sweet Publishing
Story also available on our translated websites: Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Romanian, Hindi, Arabic, Simplified Chinese
When the day of Pentecost came, the followers of Jesus were all together. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. – Slide 1
They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. Everyone was filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. – Slide 2
Other Jews from many countries, who had come to Jerusalem for the Feast heard the commotion and were amazed to hear them declaring the wonders of God in their languages. – Slide 3
‘What does this mean?’ they asked. Some, however, made fun of them and said, ‘They have had too much wine.’ – Slide 4
‘These people are not drunk,’ protested Peter. ‘It’s only nine in the morning! You are seeing what the prophet Joel spoke about. “In the last days, God will pour out His Spirit on all people.”’ – Slide 5
‘Jesus of Nazareth performed miracles, wonders and signs as a sign He was sent from God. You handed Him over to be put to death. But God raised Him from the dead.’ – Slide 6
‘We are all witnesses that Jesus is alive and he is now exalted the right hand of God.’ – Slide 7
‘Let everyone in Israel be sure of this: God has made Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.’ – Slide 8
When the people heard this, they were distraught and said to Peter and the other apostles, ‘Brothers, what shall we do?’ – Slide 9
Peter replied, ‘Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all whom God will call.’ – Slide 10
Those who accepted this message were baptised – about three thousand people. – Slide 11
They met to learn from the apostles, break bread and to pray. All the believers shared what they had and gave to those in need. They met together in the temple courts praising God. Each day more people became Christians and joined them. – Slide 12
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