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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... 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. 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. Pentecost: Opening Prayer Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/04/pentecost-opening-prayer.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Pentecost , Prayer , Holy Spirit , Kingdom of God Source: Re-Worship This resource features a responsive prayer of invocation for Pentecost Sunday. It simply but deeply invites the Holy Spirit to fill us up and send us out to do His will. Pentecost Sermon Starter/Outline by James C. Howell https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/8996/weekly-preaching-pentecost-2018 Sermon Starter/Outline by James C. Howell Topics: Pentecost , Christian , Holy Spirit , Spirit Source: Ministry Matters In this sermon starter on Romans 8:22-27, John 15:26-16:15 and Acts 2, James C. Howell reflects on the Spirit's activity in the life of the believer for Pentecost Sunday. Pentecost Sermon Starter/Outline by Gary V. Simpson http://theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=88 Sermon Starter/Outline by Gary V. Simpson Topics: Pentecost , Tongues , Church , Community Source: The African American Lectionary This commentary is on Acts 2:1-8 which speaks on Pentecost being a time to remember the commitment made to the Spirit's transformational work. Included here is a biblical commentary, liturgy notes, and causes for celebration. Call to Worship for Pentecost Sunday Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/06/call-to-worship-for-pentecost-sunday.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Pentecost , Worship , Worship Planning , Holy Spirit Source: Re-Worship In this worship resource, Christine Longhurst shares a call to worship written by Katherine Hawker based on Acts 2:17. Appropriate for Pentecost Sunday. Pentecost: Music and Worship Resources Element of Worship by Brenda G. Hankins http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupWorshipAid.asp?LRID=88 Element of Worship by Brenda G. Hankins Topics: Pentecost , Worship Planning , Music , Holy Spirit Source: The African American Lectionary This worship planning resource is for a Pentecost service where the service is framed around the Holy Spirit birthing the church. Brenda G. Hankins provides worship planning notes, a responsive reading, and music suggestions. Pentecost Picnic Article by Jane Tiemersma Vogel https://www.reformedworship.org/article/march-2000/pentecost-picnic-how-spirit-made-what-was-all-wrong-go-all-right Article by Jane Tiemersma Vogel Topics: Diversity , Holy Spirit , Fellowship , Spiritual Growth Source: Reformed Worship Jane Tiemersma Vogel shares about Pentecost Sunday at an outdoor joint service with a Vietnamese Church, which reminded her of the need to search out the places where spiritual growth is likely to happen. Come, Creator Spirit: A Reflection for Pentecost Sunday Article by Derek Vreeland https://www.missioalliance.org/come-creator-spirit-a-reflection-for-pentecost-sunday/ Article by Derek Vreeland Topics: Pentecost , Church , God's Holiness , Holy Spirit Source: Missio Alliance Christ's followers need both the wisdom and guidance of the historic creeds and confessions, as well as the guidance and power of the Spirit's ongoing work. The two should not be mutually exclusive. Pentecost Sermon (Complete) by Charles H. Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/pentecost Sermon (Complete) by Charles H. Spurgeon Topics: Pentecost , Tongues , Holiness , Fire Source: The Spurgeon Center Charles Spurgeon's sermon on Acts 2:1-4 addresses several aspects of the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost: the timing of it; the manner of it; the substance of it; and the result of it. A Collection of Various Prayers for Pentecost Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/04/prayers-for-pentecost.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Pentecost , Gifts of the Spirit , Prayer , Faithfulness Source: Re-Worship This collection of prayers by Arnold Ruddat are suitable for Pentecost Sunday as well as for services emphasizing the important role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the church and the believer. Pentecost and the Holy Spirit Commentary/Exegesis by Reginald H. Fuller http://liturgy.slu.edu/PentecostA060417/theword_indepth-vigil.html Commentary/Exegesis by Reginald H. Fuller Topics: Pentecost , Community , Renewal , Holy Spirit Source: The Sunday Website Reginald Fuller offers a commentary on the texts for Pentecost (Genesis 11:1-9, Exodus 19:3-20, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Joel 3:1-5, Psalm 104, Romans 8:22-27, John 20:19-23). The Spirit will be shared by all members of the community. Flowing Into All the World Sermon Starter/Outline https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/the-great-fifty-days-of-easter-series-overview/pentecost-2017-planning-notes/pentecost-2017-preaching-notes Sermon Starter/Outline Topics: Discipleship , Fire , Water , Heart Source: Discipleship Ministries These sermon notes for Pentecost Sunday, based on John 7:37-38, emphasize the living water that flows into us from Christ and overflows from us into the world. Confession: Pentecost Sunday Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/04/confession-pentecost-sunday.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Pentecost , Confession , Unity , Diversity Source: Re-Worship This resource features a prayer of confession for Pentecost from Rev. Shannan Vance-Ocampo, inspired by Acts 2:1-4. It confesses our lack of unity and inclusiveness, and invites the unity of the Holy Spirit in our midst. Beyond Pentecost Sermon (Complete) by Ted Martin http://www.hprweb.com/2014/05/homilies-for-june-2014/ Sermon (Complete) by Ted Martin Topics: Pentecost , Prayer , Trinity Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review In this series of homilies, Ted Martin discusses themes of prayer (1 Peter 4:13-16), the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 2:1-11), and the spiritual sustenance of the Eucharist (1 Corinthians 10:16-17, John 6:51-58). Paraclete, or Parakeets? Sermon (Complete) by Peter Harries http://torch.op.org/torch/paraclete-or-parakeets Sermon (Complete) by Peter Harries Topics: Pentecost , Jesus , Truth , Holy Spirit Source: Torch: Catholic Homilies from the Dominican Friars In this homily for Pentecost Sunday, Peter Harries tells us that the Holy Spirit should lead us to truth as well as to beauty (Acts 2:1-11). Pentecost Flame Practical How-To by Cheryl Thomson https://www.reformedworship.org/article/march-2007/pentecost-flame Practical How-To by Cheryl Thomson Topics: Pentecost , Art , Fire , Disciples of Christ Source: Reformed Worship Pentecost Sunday, people saw wind blowing the flames of “fire” at Cheryl Thomson’s church. Find out in this article what their liturgical arts committee did to depict the movement of the Spirit coming upon the disciples. Pentecost Sunday Call to Worship Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/06/pentecost-sunday-call-to-worship.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Pentecost , Holy Spirit , Worship Planning Source: Re-Worship In this worship planning resource, Christine Longhurst shares a call to worship written by David Beswick appropriate for the theme and season of Pentecost. When Will Your Next Pentecost Be? Practical How-To by David J. Lose http://www.workingpreacher.org/craft.aspx?m=4377&post=2573 Practical How-To by David J. Lose Topics: Pentecost , Holy Spirit , Preaching Source: Working Preacher We do well preaching about Pentecost in Acts 2, "But here’s what we get wrong: Pentecost didn’t just happened once, a long, long time ago. There are, in Luke’s Acts of the Apostles, multiple Pentecosts." Prayer, Preaching and Worship for a Vigil of Pentecost Article by Mons Teig http://www.workingpreacher.org/craft.aspx?m=4377&post=1964 Article by Mons Teig Topics: Pentecost , Prayer , Holy Spirit , Preparation Source: Working Preacher An article arguing for a Vigil of Pentecost worship service, outlining what that might look like. How can our churches prepare for Pentecost "to be a consecrated people with a Spirit-driven mission?"

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