Pentecost Bible Verses: The Coming of the Holy Spirit
Pentecost is found in Old Testament Scripture as a Jewish holiday. Pentecost was a Jewish festival that happened during the Feast of First Fruits. Happening 50 days after Passover, which celebrated Israel's deliverance from Egypt, Pentecost was a time to celebrate the initial harvest feast. Israel gathered together to offer the Lord two loaves of wheat bread made from the first fruits of the grain.
In New Testament Scripture, Pentecost Sunday takes on new meaning. In Acts 2, the Holy Spirit comes to the apostles on Pentecost Sunday to fulfill Jesus's words that they would receive power from the Holy Spirit to glorify God's name to all nations. As a result, we, the church and body of Christ, are called to bear witness to all nations through the power of the Holy Spirit to glorify the name of God!
Christians celebrate Pentecost today to remember the gift of the Holy Spirit. When Jesus ascended, He promised to provide a comforter. It was in that moment on Pentecost that believers were empowered with the Holy Spirit. Use these Bible verses about Pentecost to read on Pentecost Sunday and thank God for the power that lives within us!
Learn more about Pentecost:
What is Pentecost? The Meaning and Importance of Pentecost Sunday
5 Remarkable Things to Know about Pentecost Sunday
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