Posted by: StrongStakes | June 7, 2014

How will you celebrate Pentecost?

Gentlemen,

The Feast of Pentecost was celebrated 50 days after Passover, so traditionally, Pentecost Sunday has been celebrated by Christians at about that same time after Resurrection SundayPentecost Sunday celebrates the birth of the Church (Acts 2:1-13), and the coming of the promised and summoned Holy Spirit (John 14:16-17), Who enables and empowers us to live as Christians in a pagan world culture (Acts 1:8).

Think about the amazing promises in John 14:12-15!

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.  Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  If you ask me anything in My name, I will do it.  If you love Me, you will keep my commandments.”

What does this passage mean? … “greater works than these he will do” … what are these “greater works”? … and how is it possible for us as human beings to even come close to doing the “works that I (Jesus) do”?

Bottom line:  We are called to “extend the heart and hands of Jesus Christ” to a lost and dying world.  The indwelling Holy Spirit is Who enables us to fulfill this promise.

Invest some time this Pentecost Sunday reflecting on the significance of this historic day.  Happy Birthday, Church!

By the way, please remember that the OC Bereans will NOT meet Monday night (June 9), since I will be in Montana at another at the first “Trinity Encounter” of this summer.  We will reconvene the following week on Monday, June 16th.

Grace & Truth!

~ tr

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