Birth of the Church

On the day of Pentecost, Jewish people brought the first part of their harvest and offered it to God. Our Bible Reading tells us that many Jews were gathered in Jerusalem for this festival. Suddenly some strange things happened — noise, wind and flames of fire. Then the people who followed Jesus “were filled with the Holy Spirit, and they began to speak different languages. The Holy Spirit was giving them the power to do this” (verse 4). This was the birth of God’s church.
The rest of Acts, chapter 2, tells us that Peter preached to the people. He told them about Jesus’ death and resurrection. Then Peter told them that they could have the Holy Spirit, too. Peter said in Acts 2:38, “Change your hearts and lives and be baptized, each one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ. Then God will forgive your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
You can receive the Holy Spirit, too. Change your heart and be baptized. Then you will have a new life in Jesus!