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The Extraordinary Ordinary Church

The N.T. church was truly an extraordinary church. The Day of Pentecost was an extraordinary day. It began with a noise like a violent, rushing wind which filled the whole house where the disciples were sitting. There also appeared tongues as of fire distributing themselves and resting on each one of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit as well and began to speak in other languages as the Spirit gave them utterance.

The Sermon Peter preached was an extraordinary sermon. It is one of the greatest sermons ever preached. It was about the greatest person who ever lived, Jesus Christ; the greatest sin ever commited, the crucifixion of the Son of God; the greatest question ever asked, "What must we do to be saved?" It included the greatest demand ever required, repent and be baptized, and the greatest promise ever made, the forgiveness of sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit. The response to the sermon was among the greatest ever produced, 3000 souls being added to the church that day. This was truly a great sermon.