What Happened at Pentecost Must Always Happen in the Church

Acts chapter 2 records the even that birthed the church—the falling of the Holy Spirit of God on his people at Pentecost. In today’s Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Steve Seamands explains how three elements present at Pentecost—wind, fire, and speaking in tongues, all represent the continual work that the Spirit of God wants to accomplish in and through his church.

Quoted in the video: “Unless the Holy Spirit fills, the human spirit fails.” (E. Stanley Jones)

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Dr. Stephen Seamands is professor of Christian Doctrine at Asbury Theological Seminary, where he has served since 1983. He is also the author of several books including, Ministry in the Image of God: The Trinitarian Shape of Christian Service (InterVarsity Press, 2005), Give Them Christ: Preaching His Incarnation, Crucifixion, Resurrection, Ascension and Return (InterVarsity Press, 2012).

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