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Powered by 4 - May 11, 2011

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Wednesday, May 11

Old in the New

today's reading.
Acts 2:1-21    And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight...

think about it.
What reassurance do the angels give the disciples (1:9-11)? What do the disciples do while they wait for the Holy Spirit (1:12-14)? How do you see them handle decision-making (1:15-26)? What part did prayer play? What part does prayer have in your life when you're waiting?

the blog.
Yesterday Jesus promised the coming of the Holy Spirit to the apostles (Acts 1:9-26). In today's reading, Acts 2:1-21, the Holy Spirit comes and "always ready to respond" Peter makes the most of the situation preaching and sharing the Gospel. Now Acts 2:1-21 only gets us through the start of Peter's sermon, and what we see is Peter quoting the Old Testament prophet Joel. But even though it's just the start of Peter's message, there's plenty for us to consider and learn.

So what did you see/learn about salvation and the Holy Spirit from Peter (and Joel)? What does Acts 2:1-21 show us about the Old Testament? Tami W.

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