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  1. Tarry in Jerusalem - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus commanded his disciples to tarry in Jerusalem until they received the Spirit, empowering them as witnesses - Acts 1:1-11)
  2. When Pentecost Arrived - {PDF Copy} - (On the day of Pentecost, the long-anticipated time of fulfillment arrived when Jesus bestowed the Spirit on his church – Acts 2:1-4)
  3. What Does This Mean? - {PDF Copy} - (The outpouring of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost caused a great commotion and much consternation in Jerusalem – Joel 2:4-13)
  4. Peter's Sermon - (Peter explained what God had accomplished in Jesus to a confused crowd on the Day of Pentecost, stressing fulfillment in Jesus – Acts 2:16-36) - {PDF Copy}
  5. To You is the Promise - (The gift of the Spirit is for all men and women who repent, “even to those afar off,” all in fulfillment of the promise of the Father - Acts 2:37-41) - {PDF Copy}
  6. In the Last Days - (The outpouring of the Spirit on Pentecost signaled the arrival of the “last days,” as prophesied by Joel ) - {PDF Copy}

  1. To Samaria - (Because of persecution, the disciple began to preach the gospel outside Judea, beginning in Samaria - Acts 8:1-25) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Tongues in Jerusalem - (The outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost was marked by audible and visual “signs” that caused much consternation) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Tongues in Samaria - (In Samaria, something about the gift of the Spirit impressed the Magician, Simon, but did the gift’s recipients speak in tongues?) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Tongues in Caesarea - (In Caesarea, Gentile converts spoke in tongues and “magnified God” after receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Tongues in Ephesus - (In the city of Ephesus, disciples of John spoke in tongues and prophesied after receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Baptized, Filled, Received - (Do the different terms used for the receipt of the gift of the Spirit refer to different experiences or even ordinances?) - {PDF Copy}
  7. We are Witnesses - (The gift of the Spirit equips the church to bear witness concerning Jesus, especially about his resurrection from the dead) - {PDF Copy}
  8. The Sign of the Spirit - (Is speaking in tongues THE sign of the Spirit? Based on the evidence in Acts, the answer to this is not necessarily straightforward) - {PDF Copy}
  9. Tarrying for the Spirit? - (Does the New Testament teach that believers must spend time “tarrying” before they can receive the gift of the Spirit?) - {PDF Copy}

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