Sermon for Pentecost, 2016
May 15, 2016
Much more will be said, but the message will be focused on two bible quote from this Sunday’s lessons and two quotes I read on Facebook this week.
From Peter’s sermon on the first Pentecost, quoting from the prophet Joel-
“In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.”
From Paul’s letter to the Romans-
“For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear . . .”
Matthew L. Skinner
Pentecost is an invitation to dream.
For when a community of faith quits dreaming dreams, it has little to offer either its members of the wider world.
These dreams involve adopting a new perspective on what’s possible, rousing our creativity to free us from conventional expectations.
They help us see that maybe what we thought was outlandish actually lies within our reach.
“We speak into existence more of what has been
rather than what could be
because we speak from our pain rather from our power.
I do believe that at the very least
it is worth the effort to try affirming the best rather than rehearsing the worst.”
Those of you who know me can most likely figure out where the sermon is going!!
Blessed Pentecost to you all.