Date: Sunday, May 31, 2020
Pentecost is a wonderful day. It's a day of celebration. Lots of people call it the birthday of the church – the day when the church was really born, came to life, knew it could survive and thrive and change the world This morning we could spend our worship time saying “Happy Birthday Church!”
It's the day the people heard the good news of Jesus' message: God's love for everyone –in the language they needed to hear. The language of their home lands.
We could ask ourselves what languages do we need to speak so that everyone can hear? The language of Instagram and text; the language of technology, economics, science and of education. So many languages so many ways to speak the gospel. How to translate, how to be faithful?
Good Pentecost questions but for this Pentecost let us focus on this message:
God is with you. God loves you. God is there for you when you think you are alone. God’s Spirit comes at the most unexpected times with courage and strength when you think there is none.