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  1. The Promise of the Father - {PDF Copy} - (With the outpouring of the Spirit on Pentecost, the blessings for all nations promised to Abraham have commenced)
  2. The Spirit of Life - {PDF Copy} - (It is the Spirit of God that imparts life, especially the everlasting life in Jesus of which the gift of the Spirit is the foretaste and guarantee)
  3. Joel's Prophecy in the New Testament - {PDF Copy} - (Joel 2:28-32 - The outpouring of the promised Spirit on the Day of Pentecost signaled the arrival of the “last days”)
  4. The Blessing of Abraham - {PDF Copy} - (The promise of the Father, the gift of the Spirit, is dispensed by Jesus to believers to bless all the nations in him)
  5. Upon These Last Days - {PDF Copy} - (The new era of fulfillment began with the death, resurrection, and exaltation of the Son of God, Jesus - Hebrews 1:1-3)
  6. The Quickening Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (There is no life without the Spirit of God, for it is His Spirit that creates, animates, sustains, and restores all life, and now, only through Jesus)
  7. Anointed King and Son - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the Messiah, the anointed Son of God. From the start, his life was characterized by the empowering presence of the Spirit)

  1. Tarry in Jerusalem - {PDF Copy- (Acts 1:1-11 - Jesus commanded his disciples to tarry in Jerusalem until they received the Spirit, empowering them to become his witnesses)
  2. Between Law and Spirit - {PDF Copy- (Acts 1:12-26 -Between the ascension and the gift of the Spirit, the apostles tarried in prayer and appointed Matthias to complete their number)
  3. When Pentecost Arrived - {PDF Copy- (On the day of Pentecost, the time of fulfillment arrived when Jesus bestowed the gift of the Spirit on his church)
  4. Fulfillment of the Feast -{PDF Copy- (Acts 2:1-4 - The outpouring of the Spirit fulfilled what Pentecost symbolized and began the church age)
  5. "What Does This Mean?" -- {PDF Copy- (Acts 2:4-13 - The outpouring of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost caused a great commotion and much consternation in Jerusalem)
  6. Pentecost and the Last Days - {PDF Copy- (Acts 2:14-21 - The outpouring of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost signaled the arrival of the last days)
  7. The First "Christian" Sermon - {PDF Copy- (Acts 2:16-36 - Peter explained what God had accomplished in Jesus to a confused crowd in Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost)
  8. "The Promise is unto you!" - {PDF Copy} - (The gift of the Spirit is for all men who repent, even to those afar off, in fulfillment of the promise of the Father)
  9. Pentecost - Outcome - {PDF Copy} - (Acts 2:42-47 - Following the events of the Day of Pentecost, the congregation established itself as a fellowship of believers centered in Jerusalem)
  10. Signs and Wonders - {PDF Copy} - (The prophecy in the book of Joel sets the tone for Acts, including the signs and wonders that accompany the gospel)
  11. Boldness in the Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (In response to threats from the high priests, the young church was filled with great boldness of speech by the Spirit)
  12. First Martyr - {PDF Copy} - (Under the guidance of the Spirit, and in fulfillment of Scripture, Stephen gave eloquent and effective testimony to the leaders of Israel)
  13. To Samaria - {PDF Copy} - (Due to persecution, the disciple began to preach the gospel outside Judea, beginning in Samaria - Acts 8:1-25)

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