The Holy Ghost played an important part on the day of Pentecost. We will be looking at Acts1 and 2 this week. Today we conclude our study of Acts 1 and 2. The church grew rapidly and continued to grow because of the teaching of the apostles.
The church grows (2:41-42)
Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. 42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
- Jesus fulfilled His promise that the believers would be baptized with the Holy Ghost
- When the believers were filled with the Holy Ghost they did receive power and were witnesses
- The ability to speak and be understood in many languages was for the purpose of proclaiming salvation in Jesus Christ
- Peter preached with the power of the Holy Ghost and 3000 people were saved
Verse 42 tells us how the new believers grew in their relationship to Jesus Christ. They continued to study the things of Christ, fellowshipped around God’s word, ate together, and were in a constant state of prayer.
The church is that place of study, worship, fellowship, and prayer. Please attend and become involved in your local church this weekend.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001