Witnessing the arrest, trial and death of Jesus generated the fear of death into the followers of Jesus and they went into hiding. They were weakened by fear of having to face the same fate as Jesus. But when they received the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, the fear for their lives was replaced with boldness of character because the Holy Spirit gave them ability (Acts 2:4). Onwards, the disciples of Jesus fearlessly proclaimed Jesus as Savior, because the Holy Spirit was with them (Acts 4:20). Empowered by the Holy Spirit, they began to see their relationship with Jesus in a new light. Anyone who has received the Holy Spirit, like the disciples of Jesus, experiences the strength of God that overcomes weakness.