When Preachers Fall Silent: Pandemic and Missed Opportunities
It is through the locatedness of the Church that one anchors faith in Christ and the sure hope we are not alone, and God is for us and with us through Jesus.
Gospel: John 7:37-39 (Pentecost Sunday: Series A)
Whether we are sheltering at home on Pentecost or gathering together in church, we have reason for praise. Jesus Christ is the source of the Spirit and that Spirit will never fail.
Epistle: Acts 2:1-21 (Pentecost Sunday: Series A)
If God was going to save the world, and reclaim His global kingdom, then the exiling, the confusion, the ignorance and scattering had to be ended. Pentecost signals this dramatic reversal in a spectacular way.
Old Testament: Numbers 11:24-30 (Pentecost Sunday: Series A)
Of course it is the same Holy Spirit, but on this Day of Pentecost, it is important to explore the differences between the Old Testament Spirit and the New Testament Spirit.
Cliché preaching may be symptomatic of shallow, consumerist culture, perpetuating a problem rather than the solution.