(This message is online at: northwestchurch.church - Use this listening guide as you watch the video worship services online. This will also have questions you can use with your connect group.
This RESET we’re talking about is not finding a _________NORMAL – This is about finding a __________________ NORMAL - So we’re going to look at what Jesus says are the default settings of the church ….
There is a new ________________ – and there is a new ______________
When the day of Pentecost came, they were ____________________ in one place
They ____________________ something – it was a sound “like” or “as of” a mighty wind
Then they ___________something - VS. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.
“All means __________ – that’s __________________ – ALL means..”
2 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues[a] as the Spirit enabled them ...................................................................................................
ICEBREAKER—•What is the strongest wind you ever saw or experienced personally? ?
APPLY THE Scripture : Read Ezekiel 37:9-10—How did God use wind/breath/spirit to represent the power of God to restore?
Q1— What positive, confusing, or negative experiences have you had in the past with church and the way the talked about “the work of the Holy Spirit?”
Q2—. The Holy Spirit brings not only the power of God and the presence of God, but also the purpose of God. How did these many languages tip us off to this purpose? What is it?
Q3— Even with the amazing miracle, how were some unable to see God at work? (See Acts 2:13) How do we reach those skeptical of God’s work? ?
Q4— When has God enabled you to do something that you didn’t think you could do?
Q5—How important was the feasts to the Jews for them to travel as far as they did? What kind of sacrifices would they make to go? Why would they do this? What do you sacrifice to attend church and worship God?
Q6—. The people in the early church seemed to be passionate and committed to living out their faith in God. Describe people you know who are passionate in their faith in God.
A LITTLE Reset HOMEWORK:
What can you do this week to invite the Holy Spirit to bring God’s power, presence, and purpose into your life?