“On fire for God”. I’ve heard this phrase many times as a Christian, but I’ve recently gained a whole new perspective on it. So what does it mean? Well, before studying Acts chapter two, I always thought it simply meant “excited about God”. That’s definitely true, there’s no doubt that a person who is “on fire” for the Lord is excited, but is it simply that simple?

Seeing the followers of Christ experience the Holy Spirit come upon them through the text was very eye opening. There was an audible sound before the visual “tongues of fire” came, teaching us that before we can do the work of the Lord we need to hear the Word of the Lord. As Romans chapter ten clearly tells us, faith comes from hearing and hearing through the word of