Intro – Two Cities

Babel

  • Refused to “fill the earth”
  • United in their self interest
  • A City that sought to climb up to God
  • Focused on making their name great
  • Communication was “confused” – Babel
  • The result – tribalism and separation

Jerusalem (Zion) at Pentecost

  • Faithful to “go into all the world”
  • United in the purposes of God
  • A City in which God came down (Holy Spirit)
  • Focused on making the name of God Great
  • Everyone heard the Praises of God in their own tongue
  • The result – one in the Spirit

A New Order of things

  1. Through Christ
  2. Seen in fire
  3. Heard in tongues