Two gifts

RE Verse reading–Acts 1:12-14, 2:1-18 (day four)  “In the last days. . .I will pour forth of My Spirit on all mankind”  (2:17)  When John the Baptist spoke of Jesus, he used two verbs.  “He is on who baptizes with the Holy Spirit”  (John 1:23)  “The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world”  (John 1:29)  Two verbs describe His ministry.  He removes sin and bestows life.  Ezekiel saw the same vision.  “I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean. . .I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes”  (Ezekiel 36:25, 27)  As we study Pentecost this week, let us review the lessons of the last inaugural event of our Lord’s ministry.  On the cross, we see our sins being removed.  At Pentecost, we see His life poured out into ours.  How tragic for some Christians to receive and value only part of God’s gracious work.  He has two gifts for His children.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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