Sermons on Holy Spirit
Focussing on today is just one clear and undistorted image of what scripture describes God the Holy Spirit as doing: ADVOCACY.
Today is Pentecost – our celebration of the Holy Spirit being poured out into all of creation! We first encounter the Holy Spirit at the very beginning of the Bible, in the creation narratives of Genesis, where we’re told of the sacred hovering [i] of God’s Spirit over all creation, and then also as God breathed [ii] life into the first of humanity. [iii] Later in the Old Testament we read of how the Holy Spirit came upon certain people…
Haida Gwaii is an example of a sabbath place.
As we celebrate our ongoing need to grapple with the doctrine of the Trinity dating back to its inception some 300 years after Jesus walked the earth, my fond prayer is that we might risk daring to re-visit the topic anew.
Pentecost Sunday is one of my favourite high holy days in the church calendar year!
The Pentecost story of speaking new languages is a reminder to us of how the Spirit gifts us and empowers us to do what we otherwise couldn’t do, or wouldn’t do.
How closely does our church, what we are doing as church today, resemble the church that was born on the Day of Pentecost?
Just when we point to John’s gospel to confirm that God is our Father, we hear Jesus praying from a mother’s heart.
How do we know what Jesus would do? Turn to listen for the Holy Spirit.