Unstoppable! 'The Pentecost Everything Changed' — Acts 2:1

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place.
— Acts 2:1 NLT

Key Thought

The Jewish people had celebrated Pentecost each year for centuries. However, as Acts 2 shows us, this Pentecost changed everything! The Holy Spirit inspired and empowered the apostles to preach the Good News about Jesus. Those who responded to the message were baptized, forgiven, and filled with the Spirit. People who were in Jerusalem from all over that part of the world became part of Jesus' family. The Spirit launched a new movement that would change the world and all of history. We cannot overestimate the significance of this Pentecost and the power of the Holy Spirit, who made it special!

Today's Prayer

Almighty God, I recognize that you have worked throughout human history. I see your power at work as Jesus poured out the Spirit on that unique Pentecost. I also believe that Jesus poured out the Spirit on me when I confessed Jesus and put him on as my Lord in baptism. Please open my eyes to see the significance of my own personal Pentecost. Thank you for the gift of your presence in me through the Holy Spirit. I offer my life to be used and infused by the Spirit. In the name of Jesus, I dedicate myself to serve the cause of Christ, and in his name, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Acts 2:44, 47
  • 1 Corinthians 12:12-13

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Illustration of Acts 2:1 NLT — On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place.

About This Devotional

Unstoppable! is a one-year devotional guide through the book of Acts. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage, a reflection and a prayer. The reflection opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges one to live for Jesus.

Unstoppable! is written by Phil Ware.

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