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Mid Week Thoughts for Sunday May 19, 2013
This Sunday we will celebrate Pentecost with the traditional passage from Acts 2. Pentecost is known as the “birth of the church”, as we believe on that day the Holy Spirit (Spirit of Jesus, Comforter, Advocate) came to be with the people. Amazing things happened that day and continue to happen. As we prepare for that day, I ask you to consider what the church is: if you had to write a one sentence definition, what would be in that definition?
Here is the beginning of our passage for Sunday:
2When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
I’d love to hear your definition of “the church” – its call, its purpose, its future. Send it my way or bring it on Sunday and where we will discuss them during worship.
Have a thought, comment or answer to the above questions? Feel free to let Pastor Tedd know at: firstname.lastname@example.org. He will be sure to reply.