How does the Pentecost story fit in with the Stories of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection?
i have to do this for my religion class and i finished the 10 other questions all i have to is finish this one i have read all of the stories in the gospel but i cant seem to make the connection
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
That is a pretty general question! Here's one approach:
Pentecost is the story of the apostles, after Jesus' resurrection and ascension, receiving the Holy Spirit (as symbolized by wind and fire). As Jesus' promised them, He is with them always, through the Spirit. From this Pentecost experience, they carried on Jesus' message of love, inclusion and the kingdom to God to people, both Jewish and Gentiles.
Hope this helps!
Edit added later to respond to the poster below: Many Christians look at Jesus' radical departure from the Jewish society in which he lived as a key element of his ministry. One of the most compelling and striking examples is his inclusion of those traditionally excluded. From the parable of the Good Samaritan, to Matthew, to tax collectors, to prostitutes, the list goes on and on. All are welcome, and all receive the Good News of God incarnate.
FYI, this is not theological error, but rather orthodoxy in mainstream Christianity.
And the Pentecost story flows from this central aspect of Jesus' ministry. At Pentecost, the disciples were inside while outside, they heard a multi-lingual mix of people, talking in their own languages, separated from each other by culture and communication, unable to understand each other. The Holy Spirit blow over the apostles like a wind, and descended upon them like a flame, and they went out, and spoke to *all* the people, in their own languages, teaching Jesus' story to everyone. This is the definition of inclusion - the Gospel is for everyone, which is what makes it so radical.
- dlcLv 61 decade ago
Pentecost is the Feast of Weeks, the Firstfruits of the wheat harvest. It is the fiftieth day ('Pente'cost) counting from the day of Firstfruits of the barley harvest following Passover.
Exo 34:22 "And you shall celebrate the Feast of Weeks, that is, the first fruits of the wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the turn of the year.
Lev 23:16 'You shall count fifty days to the day after the seventh sabbath; then you shall present a new grain offering to the LORD.
It relates to the Passover. The Messiah became the Passover Lamb sacrifice through His death. He was resurrected on the Sabbath and was seen risen the following day on Firstfruits leading to Pentecost. He became the Firstfruits of the living from the dead.
1 Cor 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
His people are to become the Firstfruits of His harvest.
James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
Pentecost is the wheat harvest representing when He will gather the wheat, His people, from the chaff or tares.
Mat 3:12 "And His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."
Mat 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
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