The Story of Pentecost

In the life of the church this Sunday (May 27) is called Pentecost Sunday. We will read the story of the first day of Pentecost found in Acts 2:1-21 and we will think about what that first day of Pentecost has to do with this year’s day of Pentecost.

As we enter that very first day of Pentecost we remember that Jesus had been executed by Rome a little over seven weeks earlier. There had been a few stories that suggested that Jesus’ death had not really stopped the work and the way of Jesus. Some were beginning to suggest that it was still possible to bring God’s love to the world in the ways that Jesus did. Others were beginning to realize that not even death can stop God’s extraordinary love.

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