S (Scripture): Acts 2:38 Peter replied, “Change your hearts and lives. Each of you must be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit…” 41 Those who accepted Peter’s message were baptized. God brought about three thousand people into the community on that day.
42 The believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the community, to their shared meals, and to their prayers. 43 A sense of awe came over everyone. God performed many wonders and signs through the apostles.
O (Observation): God’s Spirit comes. Pentecost. In the wake of this outpouring of the Spirit, those touched by God’s Spirit are able to do miraculous things! Healing is the key, and brings folks back from the depths of their despair.
So many baptized…receiving God’s Spirit. What a day!
A (Application): So we do have the Spirit of God dwelling in us. Do we believe it? We all have ample opportunity to express God’s will, but we resist…we doubt. That doesn’t make us less Christian. All Christians doubt at some level. Nothing to be afraid of…just aware of.
So, we gather regularly for mutual upbuilding and forgiveness and encouragement. We can do what God calls us to. Let us simply BElieve. Then, let us DO!
P (Prayer): God, give us discerning hearts and minds. Amen.