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Pentecost: What Does It Mean?

Who is the Holy Spirit?  How would you describe the
Spirit’s person, personality, and work?  This would be a good thing for each of us to explore and grow in our knowledge and experience.

Out of each person of the Holy Trinity, the Holy Spirit is the least known and referenced in the everyday life and experience of Christians.  God the Father is referenced often in the sense of generalities of prayers and conversations as being the One True God and as Creator.  Jesus is the most well known and referenced person of the Trinity, for good reason.  We can understand Jesus as he became a human person, one with us in this way.

But what about the Holy Spirit?  Its already been emphasized in our recent messages that the Holy Spirit is the activator and animator of breath and life.  The Holy Spirit is described as wind and breath and fire.  The Holy Spirit is the one who is the PRESENCE, POWER, and PURPOSE of God at work in and around us.

This Sunday, we look together at the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 2:1-41.)  As you read this account of Pentecost, take note of the fulfillment of Scripture from Joel 2:28-32 and Psalm 16:8-11.  What are the gifts of the Spirit?  How do we know that the Holy Spirit has come, is active and alive and at work in and around us?

See you Sunday!

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