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As Christians, we rejoice during this time of great celebration as we remember the resurrection of Jesus Christ. However, it’s important to remember that Easter is just the beginning of a larger season that culminates in Pentecost.

This season is a time of preparation. Let’s reflect on the power of the Holy Spirit and the way this empowers us to pursue the world-shaking vision of the Kingdom. This is the time to renew our commitment to the Great Commission, which calls us to share the Gospel with the millions who haven’t heard it. May our joy in Easter fuel us to look ahead and envision a time when all nations, all tribes, and all tongues will know Jesus as their King.

Pentecost Playlist

Meditate on the impact of Pentecost with the help of our Pentecost playlist.

Pentecost Teaches Us to Wait

Right before Jesus’ ascension, He instructs His followers to wait. “Do not leave Jerusalem until the Father sends you the gift He promised, as I told you before. John baptized with water, but in just a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 1:4-5)

So they wait.

Almost every believer is familiar with waiting. You pray, you search, you cry out. And still silence. Sometimes the silence is more painful than an outright, “No.” Pentecost teaches us to wait and reminds us that He is not absent just because He is silent. When the Spirit comes (and the text says it comes ‘suddenly’), it finds them faithful to Jesus’ instructions.

Pentecost Affirms Our Reliance On Christ

If you were to create a biopic about Peter’s life, the moments in Acts 2 would be the crescendo, the climax, the pinnacle of his redemption. On a deeply personal level, Peter’s Pentecost story shows us that God’s heart is to equip the called, rather than call the equipped. On the day of Pentecost, Peter, an average guy (who has been known to frequently put his foot in his mouth), takes hold of his calling and transforms into an evangelistic orator. The beginning of Acts 2:14 will give you goosebumps: “Then Peter stepped forward…”

He gives his first sermon and 3,000 people are baptized afterward. Not bad for your first sermon!

Pentecost Imparts A Bold Vision

Pentecost also gives us at MegaVoice a very specific vision. In Acts 2, the desire of God’s heart is made clear: that the Gospel should be accessible to everyone, everywhere. And if we have the courage and obedience to step out in pursuit of that, He will empower our work. We see this in the Pentecost story. How is a ragtag group of Galileans going to spread the Gospel to the ends of the earth, as Jesus instructed them, when they only speak one language (maybe two)? It’s a tall order. But they were faithful. They waited like they were told and God acted on their behalf. The faithfulness of a few people moved God to break the curse of Babel.

Mosaic illustration of pentecost

What Comes Next

MegaVoice is honored to work with amazing ministry partners who exhibit the same faithfulness and courage as these original fathers and mothers of the church. It’s a personal and professional privilege to play a small part in their stories (some of which you can read on our blog). We love watching them build the Kingdom all over the world.

At the end of Acts 2, Luke paints a beautiful picture of community. We are honored to experience this same relationship with many of our amazing ministry partners: We worship together, we share meals with great joy and generosity, all the while praising God… “And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.”

We would love to count you among our ministry partners. Contact us for more details on how to incorporate MegaVoice audio Bibles into your ministry.

Backlit sun shining through Jesus' outstretched hand with nail hole in the palm

Pentecost Playlist

Meditate on the impact of Pentecost with the help of our Pentecost playlist.

At MegaVoice, we equip our Partners to fulfill the Great Commission so all people may engage with the Word of God in their own language.

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