And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What means this?…
I. A MULTITUDE GATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD.
II. A MULTITUDE GATHERED FOR RELIGIOUS PURPOSES. They had come to the feast of Pentecost.
III. A MULTITUDE ASTONISHED BY A MIRACLE. The subject was one, the languages many. So —
1. In the gospel we have proof that by the foolishness of preaching God confounds the wisdom of the world.
2. Note the wonderful adaptation of the gospel to the entire world. It appeals to all natures and dispositions, and equally meets the wants of all.
IV. A MULTITUDE VARIOUSLY AFFECTED. All were amazed. Some inquired, some mocked. Some said (probably the devout men mentioned in ver. 5), "What meaneth this?" This language betokened a desire to learn. Others (ver. 13) said, "They are full of new wine"; regarding the religion of Jesus Christ as fanaticism. How does the gospel affect us?
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