The God Intrusion – Pentecost
Pastor Danny presents the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2 as a violent intrusion of God into our world.
Of all the promises made in the Bible … only one promise referred to as, “the promise of the Father” (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4). That promise is the gracious gift of the Holy Spirit which is first received by the 120 in the upper room. We read in Act 2:2 that, “… suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.”
This “mighty rushing wind” can be seen as a violent intrusion. The first coming of the Holy Spirit marks a whole new dynamic way of God interacting with people. In the “God Intrusion” series we look at the five distinct passages in the book of Acts that deal with groups of people or individuals who were baptized (or filled with) the Holy Spirit and the resulting impact of that violent intrusion.