When the day of Pentecost had arrived, they were all together in one place. Acts 2:1 HCSB
Our family enjoys gathering together to celebrate birthdays and holidays. It is our family tradition that we all go to my wife’s parent’s house for Thanksgiving and Christmas to have a big meal with more vegetables than can fit on the table. In times past, there were 25-30 adults and children running around that made for a hectic but fun environment.
Pentecost was 50 days after Passover. It is also called the “Festival of Harvest” (Exodus 23:16) or “Festival of Weeks” (Exodus 34:22 and Numbers 28:26). It was one of three annual Jewish festivals much like our holidays of Christmas, Thanksgiving, and July the 4th. Pentecost attracted a large number of people. There may have been more than 200,000 people who had come to Jerusalem to celebrate this festival. The disciples and other believers had all gathered together to celebrate this important occasion. They were all together in one place.
Challenge: It is important to gather with other believers. Go to church to worship and spend time in Bible study with other believers each week so you can be encouraged and so you can minister to others.