Pentecost

Posted on Apr 7, 2014 in Audio Lessons, Feast, Teaching, The Five Foundations

Pentecost

Join us in a deeper understanding of the Feast of Pentecost as we explore this forth of the seven feast of the LORD. Why did the 120 believers have to wait until this feast to be immersed in the Holy Spirit? Why were we ask to count 50 days beginning on the Feast of First Fruits? What does the feast of Pentecost mean to us in the 21st century?

Pentecost (Ancient Greek: Πεντηκοστή [ἡμέρα], Pentēkostē [hēmera], “the fiftieth [day]”) is the Greek name for the Feast of Weeks, a prominent feast in the calendar of ancient Israel celebrating the giving of the Law on Sinai. This feast is still celebrated in Judaism asShavuot. Later, in the Christian liturgical year, it became a feast commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ, (120 in all) as described in the Acts of the Apostles 2:1–31.  For this reason, Pentecost is sometimes described by some Christians today as the “Birthday of the Church.”