Posted by: morgan1965 | May 23, 2010

Pentecostal Disciples

Every year we celebrate Pentecost Sunday. Pentecost Sunday or the Day of Pentecost is based on the events recorded in Acts 2. Acts 2 is about the coming of the Holy Spirit.

The Day of Pentecost was preceded by a season of unending prayer. The participants in the Upper Room experience waited for the coming of the Holy Spirit, believing that the promise of Jesus would be fulfilled in their presence. The disciples and the followers of Jesus were granted power, spiritual power. This power, given to them by God, enabled them to teach with wisdom, preach with authority, heal with authenticity and facilitate new life in Jesus Christ.

The disciples understood that they could do ministry in the name of Jesus. They themselves had received and claimed new life in Christ. This realization transformed them into Pentecostal Disciples, disciples filled with the Holy Spirit.

I believe that God wants us to be Pentecostal Disciples. If we are to live out our Christian life as Pentecostal Disciples, we must pray daily. We must claim the Holy Spirit.

At Pentecost, the disciples were described as “praising God and having the goodwill of all the people” [Acts 2:47]. The result was that daily “the Lord added to their number those who were being saved” [Acts 2:47].

Is this a description of your congregation? If not, why not?

My prayer is that there will be a Pentecost in your church and the parishioners will be transformed into Pentecostal Disciples.

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