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Pentecost Bible Study

Looking at what the Bible teaches us Pentecost

Pentecost Bible StudyWithin the Church year we celebrate Pentecost as the moment the promised Holy Spirit descended on the apostles whilst at prayer on the Feast of Shavuot (or Weeks), which was very much a harvest festival, but one also marking the moment in Jewish history when God gave Moses the Ten Commandments and revealed to him the Torah (the first five books of the Bible, or the Pentateuch). Jewish tradition has it that Moses then wrote the words that God dictated to him, either as he descended from the mountain or over a longer period.

As Christians we don’t really make much of the Holy Spirit coming at a time of harvest, and maybe miss something in the bigger picture of what was happening, so in these studies we begin at that point and then move on to perhaps more familiar passages. If we have in our mind the image of seed and harvest, then this can translate into Christ being the seed that has died, been planted, and sprung again to life.

This Bible study looks at both Old and New Testaments to get a bigger picture of what Pentecost can mean to us.


Becoming Church Bible Study on discipleship


The study  is formatted such that each individual study can be printed off on 2 double-sided sheets of A4 for distribution to a group, or distributed by email, and read on phones or tablets. If you're using it with more than one group, it would be appreciated if you could consider purchasing one study per group!

The four studies have all you need for a small group discussion, with useful images, plenty of commentary, discussion questions and prayers.

1) Seed and Harvest

2) The time is here

3) The Spirit descends

4) The journey goes on

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