The disciples began to preach with authority and to back it up with demonstrations of power, what you might call the gospel combination. Jesus had given them the authority and the power to do what he had called them to do - go out into the whole world to spread the good news, to do the things that they had watched Jesus do for several years.
For reflection: What has God called me to do? Do I believe he has given me the gifts to do what he has called me to do?
Let us pray. Jesus, giver of all good gifts, you sent the Holy Spirit to the disciples on Pentecost to enable them to be you on the earth, to continue to carry out your mission, to bring all peoples unto you. Thank you for giving me all I need to do what you have called me to do. Help me to use that dynamite power every day for you.