Rule-Breaking Spirit

May 31, 2020 | Acts 2, 1-21, Numbers 11

2 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4 All of them […]

“The End of the Never-Ending Story”

May 24, 2020 | Acts 1:1-11 Ephesians 1:17-23 

Acts 1:1-11  In the first book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus did and taught from the beginning 2 until the day when he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. 3 After his suffering he presented himself alive to them by many convincing proofs, appearing […]

“What Happens Next?”

May 10, 2020 | Acts 6:8-15; 7:1, 51-60; 1st Peter 2:19-25 

This past week Tomos Roberts posted a reading of his poem, “The Great Realisation” on YouTube.  It is presented as a children’s bedtime story.  If you were physically here with me, I would ask you to raise your hand if you saw it.   If you are watching now, you could send a little heart icon […]

The Holy Spirit as Communion—Our “With Oneness”

June 9, 2019 | Acts 2:1-18; Genesis 1:1-2

Pentecost is a celebration of the powerful outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit on all flesh, and this week thinking about this Spirit outpouring I felt a lot of sadness.  I don’t think the early Christians gave us this story to make us feel sad.  Quite the opposite.  They told it to remind us what the […]