“Suddenly a sound from heaven like the howling of a fierce wind filled the entire house where they were sitting, They saw what seemed to be individual flames of fire alighting on each one of them (Acts 2:2-3, Common English Bible).” This is how Luke describes the event of Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit to the Disciples in a dramatic and powerful way.
That scene, 50 days after the Resurrection of Jesus, was the spark that enabled, emboldened, and energized the Disciples to come out of hiding and get about the mission of the church. This event started a movement that changed the world. It is a time for celebration, a time for renewal, and a time for us to remember why we are here in the first place.
But Pentecost 2020 is different. Our churches remain closed, not out of fear, but out of concern for the well being of our communities. There is division, there is racial and societal strife, and if there has ever been a time when we NEED Pentecost and the revival that it brought, it is now.
Join us for our Pentecost worship on Facebook at 11:00 a.m. A video of the full worship service along with a pdf copy of the sermon and an audio podcast of the sermon will be available Sunday afternoon. You may download the order of worship here. Our text is Acts 2:1-21 and Pastor Wayne’s sermon is entitled, “A Fierce Wind Howling.”
Our prayer is that this Pentecost can spark a revival within the church, a revival in us that will change the world.