Pentecost, part 2

Acts 2:1-13 ~ Arrival of the Holy Spirit (Part 2)

This week we continued our study of the first Christian Pentecost. We discussed the coming of the Holy Spirit in more depth, and enjoyed a few rabbit trails along the way. We discussed how it was possible that there were so many “foreign” Jews living in Jerusalem and from whence they came. We discussed what drew the crowd, and also the difficulty with Luke’s list of fifteen countries. As we studied the Scripture, we were able to clarify some common misconceptions about the arrival of the Holy Spirit and its importance to the history of the Christian church.

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Arrival of the Holy Spirit (pt. 2) ~ Acts 2:1-13 

General overview of Pentecost 

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Arrival of the Holy Spirit (pt. 2) ~ Acts 2:1-13 

General overview of Pentecost

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Additional Resources:

Here is an excellent article about the Assyrian policy of mass deportation and resettlement: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/sargon/essentials/governors/massdeportation/

Here’s a fantastic animated map of the Near East from 2000 BC – AD 100:

About the author: Laura Zielke

Laura Zielke (ZELL-key) is a deep thinker and Bible scholar. She is not afraid to question tradition and challenges people to evaluate their beliefs according to the Scriptures. Laura earned her M-Div. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with an emphasis on Biblical Studies, Archaeology, and Languages. She has been blessed to serve as a lay leader in local churches for more than thirty years. Having been recognized as an outstanding leader, teacher, and entrepreneur, Laura serves as the Community Manager for the Nonprofit Leadership Lab (an organization dedicated to helping nonprofit leaders worldwide accomplish their mission), and she is on the board of directors at Shield Your Faith (an apologetics ministry). She and her husband of 21 years have one son who is in the 10th grade and homeschooled. Laura is an INTJ on the Meyers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator, and enjoys helping people discover more about themselves, the Lord, and their purpose in life. Connect with her on social media: @thezwomann (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest).

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