Pentecost LESSON XVIII
1. Why does the book of Acts begin with the ascension of Jesus Christ?
Because it speaks of the things that the exalted Lord continued to speak and to do through His apostles.
2. What happened on Pentecost, the fiftieth day after Easter?
The Holy Spirit was poured out into all the church.
3. Which signs accompanied the outpouring of the Holy Spirit?
The sound as of a rushing, mighty wind, the cloven tongues as of fire, and the speaking in other languages. Acts 2:1-4
4. Of what is the sound of the mighty rushing wind a sign?
Of the irresistible and mysterious operation of the Holy Spirit in the hearts of believers.
5. To what do the cloven tongues as of fire refer?
To the power of the Holy Spirit to cleanse from sin and to consecrate the believer to the service of God.
6. What is the meaning of the speaking in other languages?
That the gospel would now be proclaimed to all nations.
7. How did Peter explain the events of Pentecost?
He declared that what the people now saw and heard was the fulfillment of the prophecy of Joel. Acts 2:16
8. How did Peter admonish those who were pricked in their hearts through his preaching?
“Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” Acts 2:38
9. What was the fruit of Peter’s sermon?
About three thousand repented and were added to the church.
10. What comforting words did Peter speak to them?
“For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” Acts 2:39