Giver of Life – Pentecost

Ezekiel's vision of a valley of dry bones, Martin Johann Schmidt (1718-1801), ceiling of Stiftskirche im Stift Göttweig, Fresco
M.J.Schmidt | Wikimedia

Centuries before Christ, the prophet Ezekiel had a vision of a valley filled with dry bones that came to life. This uncanny vision is strangely reminiscent of the fascination with zombies we see in today’s popular culture. What did the vision mean, and what does it have to do us today, or with Pentecost? Join us Sunday as Pastor Luke brings a message from Ezekiel 37 about the “Giver of Life.”

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Never Skip Leg Day — Pentecost

Dove Descending (Holy Spirit) Stained Glass
Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P. | Flickr

Before he ascended, Jesus gave his disciples the most important job in history. Jesus couldn’t finish it, and there’s no way we can do it ourselves. That’s where the Holy Spirit comes in. What does he do? Pastor Luke teaches from 1 Corinthians 12:3–13 in “Never Skip Leg Day – Pentecost.”

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All the Lord’s People — Pentecost, 2016

Pentecost
Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P. | Flickr

“It is to your advantage that I go away,” Jesus said, “for if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.” At Pentecost, we celebrate how Jesus kept his promise and sent the Holy Spirit to be our Advocate. Why is that to our advantage? Pastor Luke looks at Numbers 11:16–17, 24–30 in “All the Lord’s People,” a special message for Pentecost. Continue reading “All the Lord’s People — Pentecost, 2016”

Jump Start – Pentecost

365.057 - The Mid-Day Jump-Start
Al Ibrahim (FailedImitator)
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What can we do when we look at things that depress us? How can we find hope in trouble and ruin? The ancient prophet Ezekiel saw the conquest of Jerusalem and assumed it was the end of the nation. But God asked him if it could live again. Pastor Luke preaches from Ezekiel 37:1–14 in “Jump Start.”

Poured Out

Pentecost is the birthday of the church, but “if this is a birthday, where are the presents?” The coming of the Holy Spirit was marked by an outpouring of spiritual gifts. What were those gifts, and how did the early church use them? How does the Holy Spirit work in the church today? Pastor Luke teaches from Acts 2 in “Poured Out.”

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