Praise God for the Lord's presence in yesterday's services! I am continuing a sermon series that will conclude on Sunday, June 4, which is Pentecost Sunday. Following the ascension of the Lord the disciples waited in Jerusalem for the "promise of the Father". The disciples were told that they would be baptized with the fire of the Holy Spirit, and the fulfillment of this promise is found in Acts 2: 1-4.
On the Day of Pentecost the New Testament church was formed and launched. The believers became the residence of the Holy Spirit, and were empowered with the gifts, calling and abilities to evangelize the world.
The work of the Holy Spirit has not changed and certainly is still at work in the believer and the church today. Our moto at First Assembly is "Experiencing a 1st Century move of the Holy Spirit in the 21st Century church". This is true on the church level, as well as the personal level.