Passage: Acts 2:1-13

Speaker: Mitch Kim

Series: Community Of Eden

Pentecostal Unity

In diversity, we often pursue a programmatic unity, drawing on ideas about intercultural competence to navigate challenges between cultures. Such programmatic unity is important; navigating cultural differences was the reason for the first church council in Acts 15. However our unity is not grown from our program; the power for unity is the power of Pentecost. At Pentecost the Spirit comes down in the power to reverse the power of Babel. What is the key for Pentecostal unity? We see in Acts 2:1–13 three images of the Spirit that reverse the division of Babel: wind, fire and tongues. As God’s Spirit empowers (wind), reveals (fire) and propels them toward witness (tongues), the church finds a Pentecostal unity.