Pentecost 2014

Created on March 6th, 2013
Three Months With The Spirit (Acts 2:14-21)

Three Months With The Spirit (Acts 2:14-21)

By Justo L. González
Read Acts 2:14-21 See Peter's speech was a response to the mocking attitude of some. Although we generally imagine that they were laughing or scoffing at the disciples, the… read more
Three Months With The Spirit (Acts 2:1-13)

Three Months With The Spirit (Acts 2:1-13)

By Justo L. González
Read Acts 2:1-21 See The events took place on the "day of Pentecost," a tradition­ al Jewish festival. For that festival, people from many different countries had gathered… read more
 Commentary for Pentecost, Acts 2:1-21

Commentary for Pentecost, Acts 2:1-21

By Joel B. Green
As Luke makes clear in this text, essential to the work of faithful interpretation is a people formed by the Scriptures, Israel's own story, and minds inspired by the Holy Spirit. … read more
Pentecost Not Drunk

Pentecost Not Drunk

By Gregory L. Tolle
In Man of the House: The Life and Political Memoirs of Speaker Tip O’Neill, O’Neill tells an old Irish story about Uncle Denny who met his priest as he was walking… read more
The Holy Spirit Comes

The Holy Spirit Comes

By J. Ellsworth Kalas
The excerpt below is from Adult Bible Studies Spring 2013 ©Cokesbury. Used with permission.For the complete lesson, scroll download to view or print the pdf. Purpose To… read more
Make a Big Deal About Pentecost!

Make a Big Deal About Pentecost!

By Susan Cox-Johnson
Make a big deal about Pentecost! Pentecost, the "birthday of the church," celebrates God's sending of the Holy Spirit, creating understanding and unity among the early followers… read more
Preparing for Pentecost

Preparing for Pentecost

By Robin Knowles Wallace
Pentecost, the birthday of the church, is a wonderful time to celebrate and involve children in learning. Pentecost is a "movable feast" of the church. Like Easter, Pentecost… read more
Promise of the Holy Spirit

Promise of the Holy Spirit

By Stephen Handy
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Anticipating Pentecost

Anticipating Pentecost

By Kay Huggins
The story of Pentecost is one of the best known stories of the New Testament. As with the beloved stories of the Gospels— such as the Good Samaritan, the Last Supper, and… read more
Pentecost: God's Spirit Poured Upon the Church

Pentecost: God's Spirit Poured Upon the Church

By Robert W. Winstead
Send out invitations, order the cake, get out the party favors, and strike up the band—the church is having a birthday! Tell everyone to wear red, for it is the Day of… read more
"Ready, Set, Go!"

"Ready, Set, Go!"

By Sara Webb Phillips
“Ready, Set, Go!” This could well be the beginning call as Pentecost worship gets underway, although more appropriately the words might be, “Wind, Fire… read more
The Power of Pentecost

The Power of Pentecost

By Paul Stroble
Celebrating Pentecost Sunday provides the occasion for Christians to recognize God’s Holy Spirit at work in the life of the church and in the lives of individuals. What is… read more
Rescuing Pentecost

Rescuing Pentecost

By Eric Van Meter
Pentecost is in trouble. And that means trouble for the Church. It’s not that Pentecost is in danger of commercialization, like Christmas or even Easter. The Spirit is too… read more
Windy Day Worship

Windy Day Worship

By Jenny Youngman
“Suddenly a sound from heaven like the howling of a fierce wind filled the entire house where they were sitting” (Acts 2:2).   Scripture: Acts 2:1-13 Theme:… read more
What Happened on Pentecost?

What Happened on Pentecost?

By Jacqui King
In many Christian churches, Pentecost Sunday is celebrated to recognize the gift of the Holy Spirit, realizing that God’s very life, breath and energy lives in believers… read more
A Quiet Pentecost

A Quiet Pentecost

By Dwight Judy
Over the past 30 years, a quiet revolution has taken place in Christian life, says Dwight Judy. Many “small Pentecosts” are happening across the church as people of all ages…

The Holy Spirit & Preaching

The Holy Spirit & Preaching

By James Forbes
Describes what it means to be anointed with the Spirit so that one can preach "to raise the dead." In The Holy Spirit and Preaching, James A. Forbes, Jr.--widely hailed as one of …
Introduction

Introduction

From Abingdon New Testament Commentary
COMMENTARY "You Will Be My Witnesses" (1:1-2:47) The opening chapters of the Acts of the Apostles propel readers immediately into an amazing series of events. Following a brief…
INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION

From Abingdon New Testament Commentary
INTRODUCTION He is the Way.Follow him through the Land of Unlikeness;You will see rare beasts, and have unique adventures.--W. H. Auden, “For the Time Being” Opening …
Introduction

Introduction

From The New Testament in Context Series
2:113: The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost And when the Day of Pentecost had fully arrived, they were all together in one place. There suddenly came out of heaven a…
ACTS OF THE APOSTLES

ACTS OF THE APOSTLES

From The New Interpreter‘s™ Dictionary of the Bible
Page 31 ACTS OF THE APOSTLES [Pra/ceij A)posto/lwn Praxeis Apostolo4n]. The Acts of the Apostles narrates the early witness of the church to the resurrection of Jesus…