The Promise of Pentecost, Part 1 - The Promise of the Father

© 2004 Tony Garland
www.SpiritAndTruth.org

Importance of Understanding Pentecost



Charismatic Background



Nagging Doubts



Promise and Fulfillment

The Promise of The Father

The Day of Pentecost

  1. According to the Old Testament.

  2. According to John the Baptist.

  3. According to Jesus.

  1. Expectations

  2. Significance of Tongues

  3. Birthday of the Church



Promise and Fulfillment

The Promise of The Father

  1. According to the Old Testament.

  2. According to John the Baptist.

  3. According to Jesus.



The Promise: According to the Old Testament



Promise and Fulfillment

The Promise of The Father

  1. According to the Old Testament.

  2. According to John the Baptist.

  3. According to Jesus.



The Promise: According to John the Baptist

Two Baptisms

John baptized with water, but predicts a Coming One Who will baptize with the Spirit and fire (Mat. 3:7-12; Mark 1:6-8; Luke 3:7-17; John 1:32-33). The context of both Matthew and Luke indicates that all people will fall into one of two categories:

  • All believers (the wheat) will undergo baptism by the Spirit .

  • All unbelievers (the chaff) will undergo baptism by fire .

Spirit-baptism attends Christ's ascent, following His First Coming, ushering in the age of the Church at Pentecost (Acts 11:15-16). Fire-baptism attends Christ's descent, at His Second Coming, ushering in the Millennial Kingdom (Mat. 25:41).

Promise and Fulfillment

The Promise of The Father

  1. According to the Old Testament.

  2. According to John the Baptist.

  3. According to Jesus.



The Promise: According to Jesus



The Promise: Fulfilled at Pentecost

Historical Context



Promise and Fulfillment

The Promise of The Father

The Day of Pentecost

  1. According to the Old Testament.

  2. According to John the Baptist.

  3. According to Jesus.

  1. Expectations

  2. Significance of Tongues

  3. Birthday of the Church