Pentecost Before Acts

The church is so used to associating the outpouring of the Holy Spirit with Pentecost that we often forget that Pentecost was a holiday before this moment. With this in mind, we shouldn’t think that God sent the Holy Spirit on a day that just-so-happened to be Pentecost, but rather that He intentionally chose this…

Who is the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit has been around since the very beginning of the Bible along with the rest of the Trinity. He is not introduced into the Bible when he is poured out at Pentecost. To think that He didn’t really have a role in the world until that point is to be grossly ignorant of…

Sent With the Spirit

Jesus needs us to understand our identity. We are temples of God’s presence, infused with the Holy Spirit to enter God’s sacred presence and do ministry in His power. And so, if we as a royal priesthood are going to do His ministry, then we need to access His presence inside of us so that…

Mission Expansion

In today’s podcast episode, we talk about Pentecost and our mission at 1208. Pentecost is not only about Holy Spirit empowerment, but it’s also about what we’re empowered to do: To go into the nations and pull people out of the grip of other spiritual entities and bring them into adoption as children of the…

Seventy

Sometimes geography is known in numbers. There are 50 states. There are 7 continents. For the ancients, geography was seen in the number 70, which was the number of the nations that made up the world after the great flood of Noah’s time. Why does this matter? Well, as we continue into the Bible in…