The instruments whom the lord first employed in spreading the christian religion, could have made no progress without this gift, which proved that their authority was from god. Most can be obtained from a good religious bookstore. The book of acts is a record not only of might conversions, but also of fierce. Read acts 2 commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. Acts 2 the holy spirit comes at pentecost bible gateway. First, a sound of wind came down from heaven and filled the house. The day of pentecost is typically associated with stupendous signs and miracles. In the twentieth century pentecost has become a source of confusion, embarrassment or division for christians, even as it has become a curiosity, if not an object of ridicule, for nonchristians. A free bible version and commentary on the book of acts in easyenglish.
When the day of pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. Pentecost signals the dawning of the age of the holy spirit. Acts 2 when the day of pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. The christian holy day of pentecost, which is celebrated fifty days after easter sunday, commemorates the descent of the holy spirit upon the apostles and other followers of jesus christ while they were in jerusalem celebrating the feast of weeks, as described in the acts of the apostles acts 2. The description here pertains to the last days acts 2. Acts 2, new international version niv the bible app. Thus acts 2 must be interpreted as a special historical event, signifying a new period in gods dealings with his people. Peters sermon in acts 2 is critically important since it demonstrates how the apostles interpreted the life, death and resurrection of jesus, including the ascension. Acts 2 commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. Acts 2 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary by albert barnes, a dedicated student of the bible, continues to be very popular even today. This great gift is like the deeds of power, wonders, and signs 2. Acts 2 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on. They started trying to find some explanation that might show that their eyes and.
This feast of pentecost was kept in remembrance of the giving of the law upon mount. Acts 2 records that when the holy spirit was given, the display of ability and power astounded everyone present. The fact that the speech in acts 2 is not labeled as speaking in tongues leads me to believe that the speech in acts 10 and 19 is a different phenomenonmore like the ecstatic speech of 1 corinthians 1 1214 than the intelligible speech of acts 2. But there is, it is believed, no propriety in confining it to that time. The initial experience of the filling of the holy spirit. At one time the gospel of luke and the book of acts were joined together as one. The spirit also manifested himself by filling all those presentand causing then to speak in other tongues. Suddenly the spirit descended and took full control of every person in the upper room. Is there some connection to these events in the book of revelation.
The former account i made, o theophilus, of all that jesus began both to do and teach. A good study bible we recommend the following features. Pentecost, then, is the anniversary of the coming of the holy spirit. The book of acts course a, lesson 2 free bible study. Book of acts bible study lessons course a free online bible study lessons about the history of the early church with examples of conversion.
At pentecost the spirit came upon the disciples with no other condition than that of prayer. The descent of the spirit upon the apostles, and those that were with them, on the day of pentecost. He made his presence known through supernatural signs. We do not recommend loose translations or oneman translations. The book of acts says that jesus last words on earth were instructions to his. Acts free bible commentary on the book of acts in easy.
David guzik commentary on acts 2, where the holy spirit is poured out on the church, and peter gives his sermon on the day of pentecost. Understanding pentecost and the covenant connections. When the day of pentecost was fully come of this feast, which had its name from. You shall receive the gift of the holy ghost as well as we. Study the bible online using commentary on acts 2 and more. Please take all courses in order as listed on our home page the computer will ask. Acts 2 commentary pentecost is a transliteration of the greek word pentekoste from pente five, cf pentateuch first five books and literally means fiftieth, because this feast is to take place annually 50 days after passover. And when the day of pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. Acts 2 niv bible when the day of pentecost came, they. When the day of pentecost came, they were all together in one place.
In fact, luke and acts are almost like a two volume set of one book. It is natural to assume a purpose in the divine choice of the day on which the disciples were thus to receive the. We go to it for what it takes to be converted repentance and baptism in. The day of pentecost sermon by richard tow, acts 2.
Commentary on the book of acts bible study lessons. Peter uses the old testament in this sermon and cites texts which were fulfilled in the events of jesus life, but also in the events of pentecost. Finally, in this story the power of speaking other languages intelligibly is the gift given by the spirit to enable believers to testify to gods work in jesus the messiah. Here is a bible study, commentary, and summary of acts chapter two. Acts 2 indepth versebyverse commentary and bible study of acts chapter 2 in plain english. Pentecost is used only three times in the nt acts 2. It must be the last, because the final passover took place fifty days earlier when jesus, the spotless lamb of god, was crucified for the sins of gods people. Acts 2 new king james version nkjv coming of the holy spirit. There was a sound like a mighty rushing wind verse 2. An easyenglish bible version and commentary 2800 word vocabulary on the book of acts. If he sounds familiar, it is because thats the same guy who wrote the gospels of luke. As our lord was crucified at one of the great jewish feasts, it was fit that he should be glorified at another. If it be limited to the day of pentecost, it is certain that no such events occurred at that time. In acts 2, jews in jerusalem are still celebrating pentecost, but this pentecost is different.
This chapter records the events on the day of pentecost, about 10 days after the ascension of jesus christ. Sermon acts 2 the day of pentecost faithlife sermons. The about a hundred and twenty disciples, including the apostles, among whom peter stood up acts 1. When the day of pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. Then we have versebyverse studies of the whole book of acts. Now when the day of pentecost had come, they were all together in one place acts 2. Acts 1 serves as an introduction to the book of acts, as well as an introduction to pentecost. Acts 2 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the church of christ, presents a verse level look at the bible. This incredible manifestation of divine power marked the beginning of the church which has ever since regarded pentecost as its birthday. The promise that jesus had told his followers to prayerfully wait for has arrived. The meaning of pentecost was that god gave the holy spirit to his church so that they would bear witness to the nations for his glory. In the book of acts, that same phenomena of speaking in other tongues is only recorded as happening again in acts 10. These verses record peters sermon in jerusalem on the day of pentecost following our lords ascension peters sermon on the day of pentecost.
The book containing this chapter is anonymous but early christian tradition affirmed that luke composed this book as well as the gospel of luke. Acts 2 new american standard bible nasb the day of pentecost. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. Acts 2 when the day of pentecost arrived, they were all. Finally, as i hope you can see from the context of acts 2, the meaning of pentecost was not to encourage believers to have an ecstatic experience for their own edification. Acts 2 commentary albert barnes notes on the whole bible. Acts 1 jesus ascends to heaven, a new apostle chosen a. Acts 2 is the second chapter of the acts of the apostles in the new testament of the christian bible. Each day more people became christians and joined them. The question is whether pentecost involved a miracle of speaking, hearing, or both. Beasleymurray gave expression to a common misconception regarding this outpouring of gods spirit on the twelve. Acts 2 new international version niv the holy spirit comes at pentecost.
And the fulness of the spirit in god s people is to empower them for witness to all the nations. The unity of the spirit felt by the first christians when the holy spirit descended at pentecost, as described in acts 2, and the sense of being of one heart and one soul, as told in acts 4, is something we desire each time we gather with others. Acts volume i in our study of acts, the day of pentecost has come. Acts 2 is one of those big chapters in churches of christ but how familiar are we with what is going on in that chapter. Commentary on the book of acts of the apostles matthew henrys bible commentary. Acts 2 the holy spirit is poured out on the church a.55 821 851 247 1240 1475 338 417 1156 1286 1328 128 1423 343 1563 1616 715 315 988 1647 916 922 348 811 81 785 819 1291 1280 190 1407 294 284 1349 1484