5-24-15 (Pentecost Sunday): There Is More To Hear

Acts 2:1-4, 16-18; John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15

As Jesus’ disciples huddled together in fear, the Holy Spirit entered their dwelling in rushing wind and tongues of fire. From that event, the Church was born. We put on elaborate celebrations for Christmas and Easter, but Pentecost is equally important. Without Pentecost, the disciples would not have had the courage to go forth and spread the gospel. Without Pentecost, the Spirit promised to the prophet Joel would not be the active force it is in our world today: granting visions and dreams to our old and young alike.

The power of God to create and renew life is the power of the Holy Spirit. We see the promise of this power in Jesus, as he comforts his disciples before his death. As Jesus said: There was much that they were not ready to hear. Are there words we need to hear that we are unready for? What does the Spirit have to say to us today? See you Sunday!

Yours on the journey,

 

Pastor B.J.