Pentecost – Portents, Patterns & Prophesies

Acts 2:1-21 (Romans 8:22-27, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15)

Luke’s account of the Day of Pentecost is jam-packed with meaning! This Jewish feast was originally a harvest festival; later a covenant renewal feast focused on the receiving of the Law on Mt. Sinai. And, coming fifty days after Passover, many Jewish pilgrims remained in Jerusalem to participate, having traveled far and at great personal cost. Then, something quite amazing happens.


the remnant

John 17:6-19 (Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 and 1 John 5:9-13)

In John 17:2, Jesus speaks to the Father about the people God has given to him. In verse 4, Jesus speaks of glorifying God by completing on Earth the work that was given to him. In verses 6-8, Jesus brings these two themes together:



God Pause

from Luther Seminary