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Topical Study on Pentecost Pentecost is the Christian celebration of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the apostles just after Jesus's ascension. Ten days after the ascension of Christ and fifty days after his resurrection, the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples on the day of Pentecost. Pentecost was an established Jewish festival... Ash Wednesday Commentary/Exegesis by Marvin A. McMickle http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=197 Commentary/Exegesis by Marvin A. McMickle Topics: Ash Wednesday , Lent , Reconciliation , Culture Source: The African American Lectionary A sermon starter and commentary by Marvin McMickle on 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10, for Ash Wednesday in the African American Lectionary. Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation Sermon Starter/Outline http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/lent-planning-guide Sermon Starter/Outline Topics: Lent , Liturgy , Worship Planning , Worship Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship This resource provides an introduction to Lent and offers a comprehensive guide to Lenten planning. It provides suggestions for selecting passages, ideas for a sermon series, questions to consider, and sample elements of worship. Pentecost Sunday Prayer and Liturgy Ideas Element of Worship by Grace Ruiter https://www.faithward.org/pentecost-sunday-prayer-and-liturgy-ideas/ Element of Worship by Grace Ruiter Topics: Pentecost , Prayer , Liturgy , Worship Planning Source: Faithward A collection of liturgy suggestions for Pentecost Sunday. Resources include calls to worship, prayers of confession, assurance and illumination, responsive litanies, and musical suggestions. Pentecost Sermon Starter/Outline by Luke A. Powery http://theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=214 Sermon Starter/Outline by Luke A. Powery Topics: Pentecost , Holy Spirit , Worship Planning Source: The African American Lectionary A sermon outline for Pentecost Sunday which focuses on the Holy Spirit and congregants rededicating themselves to God's Spirit. This resource includes sermon notes, illustrations, and music. A Call to Worship for Pentecost Sunday Inspired by Acts 2:1-13 Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/04/pentecost-call-to-worship.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Pentecost , Praise , Glory , Singing Source: Re-Worship Written specifically for Pentecost Sunday, this call to worship (with response) could also be used before a sermon on Acts 2. What Wishes Pentecost to Be? Devotional by Anna MacDonald http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2016/05/what-wishes-pentecost-to-be/ Devotional by Anna MacDonald Topics: Pentecost , Holy Spirit , Renewal , Attributes of God Source: Ekklesia Project In this Pentecost Sunday reflection, Anna MacDonald uses Psalm 104, John 14:8-17, and Acts 2:1-21 to discuss the purpose of Pentecost in relation to the nature and role of the Holy Spirit. Pentecost Reimagined for the 21st Century Article by Charles Self https://www.missioalliance.org/pentecost-reimagined-for-the-21st-century/ Article by Charles Self Topics: Pentecost , Community , Missions , Holy Spirit Source: Missio Alliance When the Spirit comes, new communities are created with the mission to bear witness to Christ. As we celebrate Pentecost Sunday, Charles Self explains what Pentecost means for missional believers in the here and now. Pentecost Prayer: A New Reality Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/04/pentecost-prayer-new-reality.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Pentecost , Prayer , Holy Spirit , Renewal Source: Re-Worship Here’s an opening prayer for Pentecost Sunday from Sonya Dyer. This prayer repeats a petition for the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, asking for God to bring courage, renewal, comfort, healing, and justice. Pentecost: Commentary on Acts 2:1-21 and Acts 4:27-31 Sermon Illustration by Andrea L. Walker http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=408 Sermon Illustration by Andrea L. Walker Topics: Pentecost , Sermon , Holy Spirit Source: The African American Lectionary Andrea Walker provides this sermons starter for Pentecost Sunday that includes textual analysis, sermon outline, illustrations, sermon introduction, and suggested songs for a worship service. The Heartbeat of Pentecost Service Outline http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/the-heartbeat-of-pentecost-pentecost-sunday-acts-2 Service Outline Topics: Pentecost , Worship Planning , Holy Spirit , Work of the Holy Spirit Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship A worship service outline on Acts 2:1-13 for Pentecost Sunday that focuses on the heartbeat of Pentecost which is the call to proclamation. Resurrection Apprehension Article by Louis E. Lotz https://www.reformedworship.org/article/december-1991/resurrection-apprehension-lots-ideas-calm-those-easter-sermon-fears Article by Louis E. Lotz Topics: Easter , Preaching , Sermon Source: Reformed Worship Preaching on Easter every year can bring up apprehension. Louis E. Lotz helps calm Easter sermon fears by giving possible sermon topics and thoughts. A Quieter Pentecost Sermon Illustration by Brian Volck http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2014/06/a-quieter-pentecost-2/ Sermon Illustration by Brian Volck Topics: Pentecost , Church , Community , Church Membership Source: Ekklesia Project Acts 2:1-21 Pentecost is called the birthday of the Church, a reminder that God’s gathered people shares a history so much larger than our individual biographies; a history of which we play a part. Full Text Hymns on Pentecost Sunday Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspirePD
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A Story for Pentecost Sunday Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/06/story-for-pentecost-sunday.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Pentecost , Church , Children , Holy Spirit Source: Re-Worship In this worship resource, Christine Longhurst shares a children's message about Pentecost. It teaches about how the church came to be and how it still continues today through the work of the Holy Spirit. Pentecost and Hospitality Sermon (Complete) by Terri C. Pilarski https://episcopalchurch.org/library/sermon/family-arrived-day-pentecost-2008 Sermon (Complete) by Terri C. Pilarski Topics: Pentecost , Language , Refugees , Holy Spirit Source: Sermons That Work In this Pentecost Sunday sermon on Acts 2:1-21, Terri C. Pilarski reflects on the hospitality of the Holy Spirit. Pentecost Sermon Starter/Outline by Janet Floyd http://theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=150 Sermon Starter/Outline by Janet Floyd Topics: Pentecost , Gifts of the Spirit , Church , Commentary Source: The African American Lectionary Pentecost equipped believers to be understood by the diverse crowd gathered. And it empowered them to live and die for the cause of the Gospel. This commentary includes biblical commentary and background on Pentecost. Pentecost and the Witness of the Spirit Commentary/Exegesis by Reginald H. Fuller http://liturgy.slu.edu/PentecostB052018/theword_indepth.html Commentary/Exegesis by Reginald H. Fuller Topics: Pentecost , Fruit of the Spirit , Gifts of the Spirit , Holy Spirit Source: The Sunday Website This commentary on Acts 2:1-11, Psalm 104, 1 Corinthians 12:3-13, Galatians 5:16-25, John 15:26-27 and John 16:12-15 notes the origins of the feast of Pentecost, the multiple comings of the Spirit, and the question of glossolalia. Pentecost Prayer Entreating the Holy Spirit to Come Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/04/pentecost-prayer-come-holy-spirit.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Pentecost , Prayer , Holy Spirit , Trinity Source: Re-Worship This prayer of invocation by Martin Brown is suitable for Pentecost Sunday or teaching about the Holy Spirit. The prayer compares the Spirit’s activity to rain, fire, wind, wave, breath, love, and Kingdom. The Power of Pentecost Article by Paul Stroble https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/1271/the-power-of-pentecost Article by Paul Stroble Topics: Pentecost , Gifts of the Spirit , Trinity , Spiritual Growth Source: Ministry Matters An article written in response to Pentecost Sunday with teaching on the Holy Spirit. It includes background on the Spirit in the Old Testament (with extensive references), the Trinity, Spiritual Gifts, and the Christian life. Pentecost Devotional by Dale J. Cooper http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/coops-column-pentecost Devotional by Dale J. Cooper Topics: Pentecost , Holy Spirit , Devotion , Reflections on the Christian Faith Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Dale Cooper reflects that the Pentecost season is a time for the church to remind believers of their daily, lifelong call to bear witness to the Lord and follow the mission of the Church. Pentecost: Cultural Resource Element of Worship by Freeman L. Palmer http://theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupCulturalAid.asp?LRID=150 Element of Worship by Freeman L. Palmer Topics: Pentecost , Gifts of the Spirit , Worship Planning , Sermon Source: The African American Lectionary This resource is for Pentecost, Freeman L. Palmer gives these cultural resources: an introduction based on 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, descriptions of the gifts of the spirit, and other various recommendations.

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