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Day 5: Dedication of God’s People

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Acts 2:1-4 (NLT)

1 On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place. 2 Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting. 3 Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them. 4 And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability.

Reflection: In 2 Chronicles, we read about the first dedication.  The temple of God, the actual building, was dedicated when fire came down and rested on the animal sacrifices and God’s glory filled the temple.  In Acts 2, we see that there is another dedication.  Because of Jesus’ once for all sacrifice, God now dedicates His new temple—His people—by filling them with the Holy Spirit in power!

Responding to the Transmitted Message: Once we believe in Christ, we become part of God’s people, His new temple, where He now dwells.  Our lives and our worship are living sacrifices that He is pleased with and fills with His powerful presence.  And we can experience the filling of the Holy Spirit over and over again.  Ask the Lord to fill you and our church today with the Holy Spirit more and more, to give us power and ability to live for Him and for His glory.

Day 4: Worship 101

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Day 3: Who Dat?!

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Day 2: Not Just a Shadow Anymore

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Worship as Sacrifice

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Day 1: Dedication of the Temple

Monday, February 22nd, 2010