Pentecost Sunday Sermon
May 19, 2024, 2:26 PM

Our worship began remembering the gift we receive through the Holy Spirit and how the Holy Spirit does the “heavy lifting” for us. We were reminded that the Spirit is what allows us to complete our commission as God’s witnesses. Our first lesson and the basis of today’s sermon was from the Acts of the Apostles, the story of the disciples and believers gathered on Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit. It was in this story we realize we can effectively tell God’s story in a way others can understand it. The Psalmist sang a song as a reminder that God’s works are more beneficial than we can imagine. Our Epistle from Paul’s letter to the Romans tells us that we are assured that every moment is a new moment for us to begin again and grow into the person we are created to be. The gospel from John is Jesus’ prayer that the disciples know the strength of the Advocate to carry them in their mission as witnesses. We are reminded of the importance of the Holy Spirit and the strength of the Holy Spirit to do the hard work of the faith. Our job is to do what we can.

May the upcoming week be one where you find people who need to be loved and connected to God’s grace.

Readings: Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104:25-35, 37; Romans 8:22-27; John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15

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