All Jews from around the area came to celebrate Pentecost. And since these Jews grew up in other places, they spoke different languages.
They Were Empowered To:
Boldness – Get Rid of Their Shame
Acts 4:13a – Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John
When they came down, the came out unashamed.
Have Joyful Unity and Fellowship
Acts 2:46-47 – And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
“Your joyful worship and unity becomes a witness to the world.” – Elder Margo Parsons
Be A Witness
Acts 3:11-12 – While he clung to Peter and John, all the people, utterly astounded, ran together to them in the portico called Solomon’s. And when Peter saw it he addressed the people: “Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we have made him walk?
They Were Ordinary People
Acts 4:13 – Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.
- Peter and John were fisherman
- Even the officials recognized they were uneducated.
- But they had been with Jesus
Mark 16:17-18 – And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Acts 9:36 – Now there was in Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which, translated, means Dorcas. She was full of good works and acts of charity.
Your good works can be a witness for Christ.