Acts 2:4 NIV – And all of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
Pentecost Sunday falls on May 28th this year. Pentecost, coming from the Greek word ‘pentecoste,’ which means ’50th day.’
Pentecost, observed on the seventh Sunday following Easter (50 days), celebrates the descending of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus. The story of Pentecost, found in Acts 2, tells the marvelous story of how the Holy Spirit empowered the followers of Jesus, led to Peter giving a powerful sermon, and says that about 3,000 people were baptized on the day of Pentecost.
In these days leading toward the 2023 Pentecost Sunday, please take time to read the story found in Acts 2 and consider God’s power poured out through the Holy Spirit.