Act with Power

September 22, 2019
Passage: Acts 2:14-21, 32-36

Call to Worship

L: To all who are spiritually weary and seek rest,

P: the Holy Spirit is given.

L: To all who mourn and long for comfort,

P: the Holy Spirit is given.

L: To all who struggle and desire victory,

P: the Holy Spirit is given.

L: To all who sin and need a Savior,

P: the Holy Spirit is given.

L: To all who are strangers and want fellowship,

P: the Holy Spirit is given.

L: To all who hunger and thirst after righteousness,

P: the Holy Spirit is given.

L: And to all who will come, the church opens wide her doors and offers welcome in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

P: In the power of the Holy Spirit, let us worship God.

Acts Reading

Acts 2:14-21, 32-36

But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: ‘In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy. And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist. The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day. Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’ This Jesus God raised up, and of that all of us are witnesses. Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you both see and hear. For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.”’ Therefore let the entire house of Israel know with certainty that God has made him both Lord and Messiah, this Jesus whom you crucified.”

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