I send forth the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city, until ye be clothed with power from on high.

Tarry in Jerusalem – (Jesus commanded his disciples to tarry in the city until they received the Spirit – Acts 1:1-11)

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Spirit & Mission – (Jesus dispenses the gift of the Spirit to empower his people to carry out gospel proclamation to all nations)

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Between Law and Spirit – (Between the ascension and Pentecost, the apostles appointed Matthias to complete their number)

When Pentecost Arrived – (On the day of Pentecost, the time of fulfillment arrived when Jesus bestowed the Spirit – Acts 2:1-4)

What Does This Mean? – (The outpouring of the Spirit on Pentecost caused a great commotion in Jerusalem – Joel 2:4-13)

Pentecost and the Last Days – (The outpouring of the Spirit on Pentecost signaled the arrival of the “last days”)


For to you is the promise, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call unto him.”

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Inheritance of the Saints – (Believers are the heirs of Abraham and the inheritance is guaranteed by the gift of the Spirit)

The Promise of the Father – Blessing of Abraham – (The New Testament equates the gift of the Spirit with the promise to Abraham)

The Quickening Spirit – (Both in the original creation and the New Creation, it is the Spirit that imparts life)

Spirit and Covenant (The gift of the Spirit is in fulfillment of the promises made to Abraham and the prophets)

Fulfillment of the Feast – (Acts 2:1-4 – With the outpouring of the Spirit, the feast of Pentecost had “fully come“)

The Spirit in Galatia – (The promise of the Spirit is part of the “blessings of Abraham” promised to the nations)

Resurrection and the Spirit – (The gift of the Spirit is the “first-fruits” of the resurrection and the New Creation)

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