Acts 2:1-4 (NIV)
1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
Genesis 2:7 (NIV)
7 Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
Isaiah 6:6-7 (NIV)
6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”
- Do you think Jesus knew this was going to happen?
- Why do you think so?
- Why are the symbols of “tongues and fire” important?
- Why is the sound like “wind?”
- What is the Holy Spirit? See Genesis 2:7
- Can you find other examples of this “wind?” See Isaiah 6:6-7
- What conclusions can you draw from comparing these two passages?
- How is your mouth?
- How does prayer help you to recognize what the Holy Spirit is doing in and around you?
- Have you ever seen the Holy Spirit in operation, and it motivated you to pray with greater sincerity, focus, or passion?