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September 20th, 2009, 04:43 PM
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What did you learn at church this morning?

We, as you may remember, recently started a new series, "Moving Forward". My notes...

"Do You Hear What I Hear"

Acts 2:1-21

We are ALL preachers/proclaimers/prophets... we are to tell the world about Jesus.

Keys to the Message:
1. Jesus always delivers on His promises. John 14:16-19 & 25-26, Matthew 24:30-35 & 12-14

Coincidence?:
* Passover - Jesus taken as a Passover Lamb
* Feast of Unleavened Bread - Jesus' Resurrection
* Feast of Weeks (Pentacost) - Celebration of full harvest - Jesus bringing harvest from all nations (this happened 50 days AFTER passover)
Are these just coincidences or are they God being God?

2. No Spirit, No Power!

* Words are meaningless without the power of the Holy Spirit.
* The Bible says this its words can not be understood without the power of the Holy Spirit.
* Jonathan Edwards who wrote "In the Hands of an Angry God" read that sermon & in a monotone voice (i.e. very boring) yet people "got" it (through the power of the Holy Spirit).

3. Spirit brings understanding of the right way back to God.

* Genesis 11:1-9 & the tower of Babel... God confused their language b/c they were building the tower for themselves & NOT b/c it was the right way back to God
* Acts 2:1-21... God brought them back together & showed them the RIGHT way back to God
* Another example of the world trying to do it the world's way & not God's way is the song/video... We Are the World back in 1985. I immediately recognized a verse, "All we need is love"... NO, "All we need is Jesus"! Is this a modern day Tower of Babel???

Our part is to tell others of Jesus. The more we preach His name we speed His return!
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