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Tongues in Ephesus

On Pentecost, the church received the gift of the Spirit, an event accompanied by the sound “ like a rushing might wind ” and what appeared to be “ tongues of fire .” The 120 disciples began to “ speak in other tongues ” as the Spirit gave them “ utterance .” These phenomena were “ seen and heard ” by many Jewish pilgrims who were present to celebrate the feast of Pentecost.

To You is the Promise

After completing his sermon on Pentecost, Peter summons his audience to repent and be baptized “ in the name of Jesus Christ .” But something more than a call to accept the gospel is transpiring - he concludes his sermon on a note of  fulfillment  and with a foretaste of  things to come.