And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.…
It is as if you saw a locomotive engine upon a railway, and it would not go; and they put up a driver, and they said, "Now, that driver will just do." They try another and another. One proposes that such and such a wheel should be altered; but still it will not go. Some one then bursts in amongst those who are conversing, and says, "No, friends; but the reason why it will not go is because there is no steam. You have no fire; you have no water in the boiler: that's why it will not go. There may be some faults about it: it may want a bit of paint here and there: but it will go well enough with all those faults if you do but get the steam up." But now people are saying, "This must be altered, and that must be altered." But it would go he better unless God the Spirit should come to bless us. That is the Church's great want; and, until that want be supplied, we may reform and reform, and stiff be lust the same. We want the Holy Spirit; and then, whatever faults there may be in our organisation, they can never materially impede the progress of Christianity when once the Spirit of the Lord God is in our midst.
(C. H. Spurgeon.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.