Week 2: We Are Part of a Bigger Story
Some phenomenal things happened at Pentecost. What did they mean? Peter gives us the answer by saying we are part of a bigger story that has a past and a future. His story is full of great, biblical truths: God is in total control of His story – even Jesus’ horrific death was part of God’s story and is the foundation for our salvation. God is in charge of writing His story; we can rest, knowing that all things happen, even painful suffering, for His good reasons. God’s story is far better – the people at Pentecost were expecting a normal, routine celebration. Instead, God intervened drastically by providing His Spirit. It is far better to be a supporting character in God’s story than to be the lead in our own, familiar, self-absorbed play. The story is God’s kingdom. How do we become a part of God’s kingdom? Repent, be baptized, and receive the Holy Spirit.