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
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 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.
This 1997 painting by Sawai Chinnawong depicts Pentecost from Acts 2:1-13, putting the Christian disciples in the position and postures assumed by the Buddha in Thai Buddhist art. (Scroll down for image.)
Pentecost - Gifts of the Spirit
This podcast on Acts 2:1-4 and Galatians 4:1-7 for Pentecost sees the Holy Spirit as the one who communicates the gospel and makes it effective, awakening people to love and calling them into community. (Length: 10:43)
This contemporary painting by Irish artist Nora Kelly depicts Pentecost from Acts 2:1-4. (Scroll down for image.)
Storm Cellars and Pentecost
This article uses the image of a storm-cellar to reflect on Pentecost, suggesting that Pentecost is wild and unpredictable. We don’t know what might happen, but we know we’ll be changed.
This contemporary quilt by Linda Schmidt depicts Pentecost from Acts 2:1-4
Preaching a Present-Tense Pentecost
In this sermon starter for Acts 2:1-21, David Lose discusses the festival of Pentecost and its present significance, suggesting that festivals mark the Christian story and orient us toward what is central in faith today.
Audio Commentary for the 25th Sunday after Pentecost: Bringing to Completion
This podcast for preachers is dedicated to the 25th Sunday after Pentecost, focusing on apocalyptic literature and the fulfillment of God's promises (Daniel 12:1-3; Mark 13:1-8; Hebrews 10:11-25; 1 Samuel 1:4-20).
What Is Pentecost?
"Pentecost says this: We are called to be the church Jesus dreams about -- one that is on fire, that speaks in other tongues, one that is a hurricane..."
Full Text Hymns on Pentecost
On Pentecost They Gathered©
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A film featuring a sequence of words from Acts 2:17-21. This Pentecost, let us tune our ears to the prophet Joel: “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.”
Pentecost Reimagined For the 21st Century
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.
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.
Audio Commentary for 11th Sunday after Pentecost: Fearing the God of Life
This podcast for preachers presents texts for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost, which help us remember and serve the living God (Exodus 1:8-22, 2:1-10; Psalm 138; Isaiah 51:1-6; Matthew 16:13-20; Romans 12:1-8).
Acts 2:5-37 is one of the most exciting moments in Christian history. The day of Pentecost, the conversion of thousands, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. What happened during and after this event?
In this devotional, 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...
Pentecost and the Witness of the Spirit
Reginald H. Fuller offers in-depth commentary on readings for Pentecost. He notes the origins of the feast, the multiple comings of the Spirit, the question of glossolalia, and more.
Pentecost Call to Worship
In this worship resource, Christine Longhurst shares a call to worship that is appropriate for the theme and season of Pentecost. It invites God's Spirit to ignite our opnions on peacemaking to blaze into commitment.