Pentecost = supernatural power to live out the Beatitudes

Pentecost gives us supernatural power to live out the Beatitudes. Read Matthew 5 (the Beatitudes) and Acts 2 (Pentecost) together.

“Blessed are the poor in spirit . . . ” Pentecost demonstrates the Beatitudes. Jesus’ disciples, who were broken and “poor in spirit,” experienced the power of God’s kingdom!

“Blessed are those who mourn . . .” In a moment at Pentecost, Jesus’ disciples went from mourning to inner comfort.

“Blessed are the meek . . .” At Pentecost, Jesus’ disciples, meek and moldable, were ignited to take the earth by the power and presence of Christ in them.

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness . . .” Jesus’ disciples had an inner longing to live a better (more righteous) life, and Jesus filled them with supernatural power to do so.

“Blessed are the merciful . . .” After abandoning and even denying Jesus, His disciples’ shame disappeared in God’s glorious mercy at Pentecost.

“Blessed are the pure in heart . . .” After days of seeking God in prayer, the disciple’s hearts became pure and they saw God’s amazing power at Pentecost and beyond.

“Blessed are the peacemakers . . .” Jesus disciples put away blame and came together in one accord. Those peacemakers let the Spirit lead them as children of God.

“Blessed are those who are persecuted . . .” At Pentecost Jesus disciples were insulted and accused of being drunk, yet they didn’t let persecution hinder their joy.


About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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