THE PROMISED GIFT
Tarry in Jerusalem – (Acts 1:1-11 – Jesus commanded his disciples to tarry in Jerusalem until they received the Spirit, empowering them to become his witnesses )
The Promise of the Father, the Blessing of Abraham, and the New Covenant – (The New Testament equates the gift of the Spirit with the Promise made to Abraham)
The Life-giving Spirit – (Both in the original creation and in the New Creation in Jesus, the Spirit of God imparts life).
The Promise of the Spirit – (The gift of the Spirit poured out on the Day of Pentecost is in fulfillment of promises made to Abraham and the Prophets)
The Fulfillment of the Feast of Pentecost – (Acts 2:1-4 – With the outpouring of the Spirit, the Feast of Pentecost had “fully come”)