A scripture medley with Acts 2:1-12 for the 2019 Pentecost Offering
ONE: When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.
ALL: For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.
ONE: And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.
ALL: The Lord God … breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being.
ONE: Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.
ALL: In the last days I will pour out my spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy.
ONE: All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
ALL: I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you forever.
ONE: Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem.
ALL: You shall be for me a priestly kingdom and a holy nation.
ONE: And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each.
ALL: I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
ONE: Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language?”
ALL: For mortals it is impossible, but for God all things are possible.
ONE: Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,
ALL: I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.
ONE: Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,
ALL: By your offspring shall all the nations of the earth gain blessing for themselves.
ONE: Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.”
ALL: Now in Christ Jesus, you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
ONE: All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?”
(Matthew 18:20, Genesis 2:7, Joel 2:28, John 14:16, Exodus 19:5-6, Isaiah 43:9, Matthew 19:26, John 10:16, Genesis 22:18, Ephesians 2:13)
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