Pentecost C

…This is our Pentecost text, of course, but the setting in John 14 takes us back to that last night before Jesus died. What that means is that even…

Day of Pentecost A

…everyone’s faces as he re-enacts Jesus’ breathing out of the Holy Spirit onto the disciples! This is in some ways John’s version of Pentecost (see the “Questions to Ask /…

Pentecost B

…One who was to come, or should we be on the lookout for somebody else?” John was looking for more Spirit, more fire. But in this Pentecost Year B lection…

Pentecost B

…the One who was to come, or should we be on the lookout for somebody else?” John was looking for more Spirit, more fire. But in this Pentecost Year B…

Easter 3A

…Peter’s first Pentecost sermon’s aftermath at least suggests that preaching and teaching the Scriptures is a bit like brandishing a lethally sharp sword. Since it can cut very deeply,…

Easter 2A

…it happen with his own two eyes. While we can’t be sure, it wouldn’t surprise us if some of the people in Peter’s audience on the first Pentecost Sunday had…

Proper 25C

…what was what and who was who in the grander scheme of things. Joel points to Pentecost. Joel points to a day when the Holy Spirit of God would infuse…

Epiphany 1C

…gift of God. The Holy Spirit blows into the church at Pentecost and the resultant explosive growth of the church is nothing less than miraculous. Great joy fills the church…

Lent 5A

…flesh, bones and skin, but no real life. Jesus’ followers, before Pentecost, were largely afraid to speak the gospel. On the first Pentecost, however, God blew his Holy Spirit right…

Epiphany 1B

…been fulfilled already. Still stuck in the ministry of John the Baptist, perhaps Apollos had not declared the Good News of Pentecost. Paul adds to the confusion by asking what…