RE Verse reading–Acts 1:12-14, Acts 2:1-18 (day six)  “And they all continued in amazement and great perplexity, saying to one another, ‘What does this mean?’ ” (2:12)  At times, they are the majority.  Neither convinced nor cynical.  Perplexed people.  The greek word is helpful.  Dia (through or thoroughly) a (not) poros (a way).  A person thoroughly confused as to the way forward.  There are many in this category, particularly when the subject is the Spirit.  People (professed Christians included) are often interested but unconvinced, fascinated but fearful–perplexed about being filled as God promised we would be.  Are you among them?  It is an issue that must be resolved.  The Christian life is life in the Spirit.  We are born in the Spirit.  We walk in the Spirit.  Pentecost was day one for a new race of people who are changed by the Spirit of God for a life-time of powerful service.  Are you perplexed or participant in this new life?

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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