StoneBridge Community Church
"Voices in the Room": Acts 2:1-6, 14-21
Youth & Families Director Ryan Joslin
Locations & Times
Expand
  • StoneBridge Community Church
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 5:15 PM, Sunday 5:20 PM

Online Connection Card

Thanks for joining us today! Follow this link to our online Connection Card where you can let us know you were here and share any prayer concerns.

http://bit.ly/2z61Wwi

Worship With Generosity

Thanks for partnering with us in our mission to reach people with the good news of God's love, to make disciples, and to send them out. Secure online giving via PayPal.

http://bit.ly/2glYW8E
Today's message continues our series "Our Story God's Story" with an interview with Katie Curtis. Katie is a recent high school graduate and has grown up in StoneBridge Community Church. Her interview reveals her passion about the way God is using her in this world. Her interview is ther starting point for Ryan's reflection on Pentecost and the way the Holy Spirit "speaks" through us.

The Text in Context

"The crowd of about 120 people consisted of the 11 remaining disciples, women (including Jesus’ mother Mary), Jesus’ brothers, and other followers of Jesus. Very often, the presence of women at Pentecost gets..." Click link to read more.

https://bit.ly/3SYHTu0
Sermon Outline

1. Introduction & Scripture

2. What is Pentecost?

3. Who does the Spirit "speak" through?

4. The Priesthood of all Believers

5. Discernment and Vision

Understanding the historical context of Pentecost

Pentecost is the Ancient Greek word for the Festival of Weeks. A Jewish festival marking the revelation of Torah by God to Moses and the Israelites.

https://bit.ly/3CdB9mb

Understanding the Priesthood of all Believers

Our denomination, the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA), has written about what it means to be priests in the Bible, how the Reformers viewed their theological doctrine, and how it relates to us today.

https://bit.ly/3PyJ5RY
NEXT STEPS:

1) Spend time this week meditating on how you have seen God "speak" in your life.

2) Read over the story of Pentecost for yourself, consider Peter's quoting of the Prophet Joel. What stands out to you?

3) Take time to pray and consider your own spiritual gifts this week and how they might be used by God.
GROWTH GROUP / PERSONAL REFLECTION QUESTIONS

1. How do you feel God might be "speaking" through you?

2. What are some of your spiritual gifts that you can used to serve your community?

3. How do you use loving your neighbor and loving God as your beginning point and lens for discernment of God's will?

Starting the first weekend in September, StoneBridge will be launching a new, fall series – called Intended for Good. Intended for Good will insightfully journey through Joseph's story in the book of Genesis. Whether in-person or by Zoom, experience your own spiritual blessing by participating in a fall growth group. Click below to sign-up!

We encourage you to use Facebook, Instagram, and other social media to share images, quotes, links, or what you've learned from this week's message and YouVersion message notes. Social media can also be a great way of inviting your friends to worship and special events.

Like our Facebook page!

Follow us on Facebook for up-to-date information and inspirational messages.

https://www.facebook.com/stonebridgesimi/

Follow us on Instagram

Follow us on Instagram for up-to-date information and inspirational messages.

https://www.instagram.com/stonebridgesimi/

Watch us on YouTube or listen to our Podcast!

While there is no substitute for worshipping God with others, if you happen to miss a message you can always catch us on YouTube or listen to our Podcast on your favorite podcast app!

http://bit.ly/22uE939