March 25 – Acts 2

Lesson: He is the Source of Power

Dear Lord, bless our time with you today.  Meet us where we are at, guide our minds, and hold our hearts as we search Your truth.

First, do your own quiet time with God and 4R journaling.  When you are complete, come back here for the lesson.

Request Gods’ help

Read Acts 2

Record a verse that stands out to you

Respond to God

Today’s ministry kind of ties in with yesterday’s ministry, the ministry of fellowship.  Fellowship, consistently, leads to power. Not the kind of invincible Marvel-like power, but the power of fellowship to do God’s will as one body in Christ.  It’s the power of the Holy Spirit that works in us, that almost unseen force that is powering us along.

He is ‘small and invisible’ but the power He has is beyond the imaginable!  And with Him, He powers us to complete the mission God has set for us.  The power to engage and to commit.  The power to do what is good, right, and holy.  The power to desire all that God wants for us.

To understand this we have to understand the Holy Spirit’s power.  Genesis 1:1-2 tells us He hovered over the expanse.  1 Samuel 16:13 says that He rushed upon David and soothed Saul’s discomfort and forced the harmful spirit from him.  Exodus 31:2-5, “and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, to work in every craft.”  Judges 14:6, He rushed upon Sampson and he tore a lion to shreds. And all his acts were attributed to the Spirit.  Acts 2:1-4, The Pentecost was not a quiet event, it was loud, a blowing violent wind kind of loud.

I don’t think we stand in awe of His power nearly as often as we should.  Sometime today, take some time to take a look back at the prior lessons and really be amazed at the power of the Spirit and the power of His that is within you. Not to be that power, but to know that you have armor to fight and win any spiritual battle.  God will never send you to battle unprepared or defenseless.

You are not alone.  Our God is a mighty warrior who comes to save and to protect.  He has sent His powerful Spirit to reside in you. Acknowledge His presence in awe and reverence and take a step forward knowing that you have been called by the Shepherd to join His flock.  He has equipped you with the Spirit to fell your giants.

Dear Heavenly Father, we praise You for You are the mighty warrior, and You are in our corner.  You have crushed the enemy, the battle has already been won and You alone are victor.  We thank You for equipping us with Your Spirit, that we will not be left on our own while we wait for Your return.


What’s next?

As the Spirit leads, in the comment section below, share what He has laid on your heart.

Then join us again tomorrow to learn about the ministry of spiritual gifts.


1 Comment. Leave new

  • Sharon Gamble
    March 25, 2024 11:18 am

    My verse: Acts 2:18 “In those days I will pour out my Spirit even on my servants – men and women alike – and they will prophesy.”

    My response: What a beautiful quote Peter used from the Old Testament. Your Spirit is not lightly sprinkled but poured out – bucket loads! – and on everyone. Men, women, servants as well as masters. All of us equally blessed with You – living and working within us. Thank You, Lord!


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