Pentecost C

of us. And perhaps this leads to a much-needed Pentecost reminder, too. Too often we envision Pentecost—at least the original event—as being ever and only about events that were both…

Pentecost A

…into Jerusalem on Pentecost. So what’s going on with John’s spare little pre-Pentecost out-breathing of the Holy Spirit here in John 20? How could John have known about the huge…

Pentecost B

…leads us to say things and to do things that we would not do were we not in the zone of the Spirit’s influence.Pentecost (Special Days); Pentecost (Church Seasons); Hope…

Pentecost B

…we would not do were we not in the zone of the Spirit’s influence.Pentecost (Special Days); Pentecost (Church Seasons); Hope (Christian life); Evangelism (Spiritual Practices); Trinity (Trinity and Incarnation); Holy…

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, some 53 days before Pentecost arrived. What…

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, its…

Easter 2A

…first Pentecost audience knew some basic things about Jesus. They apparently realized that Jesus had performed miracles, wonders and signs. Members of Peter’s first Pentecost audience also at least seemed…

Proper 25C

…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 every…

Easter 4A

…his followers gather to wait for God’s gift of the Holy Spirit. What happens on that first Pentecost had neither happened before nor, in some ways, ever since. After all,…

Epiphany 1C

…How can we know that we have? Where is the proof? What experience counts as irrefutable evidence that we have received the Spirit? More Pentecostal Christians will point to Pentecost