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29 April, 2015

Search The Scriptures — Study 03 — Acts 2:1-13

Study 03 From The book of Acts Is: Acts 2:1-13

   1.     What three signs were given in connection with the coming of the Spirit? See verses 2-4, and 6, 8, 11. They express in symbol what our Lord had already stated in word (Cf. 1:8), that the coming of the Spirit would lead to power, inspired utterance and universal testimony. What purposes of God was the Spirit thus given to fulfill?

2.     What was the reaction of the disciples, the crowd and the mockers to the coming of the Holy Spirit?  What do you think your reaction would have been?
1.     Pentecost was the Greek name for the feast called in the Old Testament ‘the feast of harvest’ (Ex. 23:16), or ‘the feast of the weeks’ (Dt. 16:9, 10).  It marked the end of the grain harvest, and began on the fifteenth day from the day after the Passover Sabbath (Lv. 23:15, 16).  The season of the year being favourable for travelling, Jerusalem was crowded with Jews from all parts (Acts 2:9-11).