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Wind and fire— both appropriately remind us of the Spirit’s work: wind for the breath of spiritual life He gives us; fire for the Gospel zeal He imparts.

BibleGateway: Acts 2:1-13

ESV Text: Acts 2:1-13

Acts 2:1–13 (Listen)

The Coming of the Holy Spirit

2:1 When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested1 on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, 11 both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” 12 And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”


[1] 2:3 Or And tongues as of fire appeared to them, distributed among them, and rested


KJV Text:

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     1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

     5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. 6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. 7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? 8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? 9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, 10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God. 12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this? 13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 504 :
O Spirit of the Living God — Organ Audio

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1. O Spirit of the living God, 
In all Thy plentitude of grace, 
Where’er the foot of man hath trod, 
Descend on our apostate race. 

2. Give tongues of fire and hearts of love 
To preach the reconciling Word; 
Give pow’r and unction from above 
Where’er the joyful sound is heard. 

3. Be darkness, at Thy coming, light; 
Confusion, order, in Thy path; 
Souls without strength inspire with might; 
Bid mercy triumph over wrath. 

4. O Spirit of the Lord, prepare 
A sinful world their God to meet; 
Breathe Thou abroad like morning air 
Till hearts of stone begin to beat. 

5. Baptize the nations; far and nigh 
The triumphs of the Cross record; 
The name of Jesus glorify 
Till every kindred call Him Lord. 

6. God from eternity hath willed 
All flesh shall His salvation see; 
So be the Father’s love fulfilled, 
The Savior’s sufferings crowned through Thee.