God in Every Nation

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God in Every Nation

Sermon Notes

  1. (1-4) Pentecost shows us how our successful proclamations of faith can feel inexplicable to us and yet it be undeniable that God gives the words with which to explain. 

  2. (5-6) It is God who equips his people and it is God who enables the breakthroughs that lead to an understanding of faith.

  3. (7-10) God’s grace is irresistible; it can overcome any border. However, this does not mean that anything goes. Rather, the grace of God is held accountable by the presence of God.

  4. (11-13) God is available in all places, to all people. Some let god’s availability transform them, while some will explain away the phenomenon…Accepting God’s call is your call.

Acts 2:1-13


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When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” 12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”

13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.”

Ross Judy