Pentecost – the day the Spirit came in power

What a day! A day that would change 120 individuals, impact thousands, and go on to empower a movement that would impact the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ, transforming lives and communities right down to this day. The Spirit had been promised generations before, an outpouring such as the world had never … Continue reading Pentecost – the day the Spirit came in power

Pentecost – what of it?

As Easter follows Christmas, and Ascension follows Easter, so Pentecost follows Ascension. The early church knew in the coming of the Spirit that the Son was at the Father's right hand in the Glory, and had received from Him the gift of the Spirit. Jesus had said while here on earth when conversing with his … Continue reading Pentecost – what of it?

Pentecost today or yesterday?

Many churches will have celebrated the outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost this Sunday, a celebration of a real powerful historical event that came about as the result of Jesus's ascension to the Father, and the fulfilment of the promise of the Father. In doing so though we don't just celebrate a past event but … Continue reading Pentecost today or yesterday?

Desiring the Gifts of the Spirit

Being a Christian and doing Church is meant to be supernatural - it's about a Spirit led and empowered life, a community of believers listening to and moving in the Spirit. It's not a club, it's not a business, and it doesn't operate the way they do, neither should it. In fact doing things the … Continue reading Desiring the Gifts of the Spirit

Got it all?

This weekend the church celebrated Pentecost, the coming of the Spirit, and what a momentous event that first Pentecost was! All of a sudden ordinary Galilean Christians were filled with the Spirit speaking in languages they had never learned and as a result their worship, prayer and witness was radically transformed, and their impact on … Continue reading Got it all?