6-4-17: A Pentecost Tune-Up
The church is not merely a building or a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The church is not a social club or a school of moral training. The church founded by Jesus Christ is the Spirit-breathed and Spirit-sustained body of Christ on the earth. We are reminded on Pentecost that human effort alone does not keep the church afloat above the turbulent waters of indifference and death. The church remains buoyant by the presence of God’s very Spirit. On Pentecost Sunday, we are all allowed to be a little Pentecostal, so grab your tambourine and feel free to let loose with an enthusiastic “hallelujah” or two!