The Holy Spirit comes. He is the Power. The dynamic preaching of Christ Crucified and Risen demonstrates just how powerful the Gospel is. This is the central message throughout Acts and of the church’s life: sermon, hymns, liturgy, teaching, etc. People repented, 3,000 were added to the church, miracles were performed, possessions were shared, and the Lord kept adding numbers day by day. The Pentecost miracle–the Spirit’s work–did not stop, but it continues today as we deal with “house-keeping details” so that we can concentrate on the mission.