“When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.
Suddenly a so
und like the blowing of a violent wind came
from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.
They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.
All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit…” (Acts 2:1-4a)
Sunday 28th May is Pentecost Sunday, and it’s the day that we begin our series on the Holy Spirit: we’ll explore together what happened on the day God’s ‘Power from On High’ (Lk 24:49) came down from Acts 2, and how the Holy Spirit works in and through us today. On following couple of weeks asking the questions ‘what does the Holy Spirit do in us’ and ‘how does the Holy Spirit change us’, and we’ll consider the Fruits of the Spirit (Sunday 4th June and 18th June). And then, over the following four weeks, we’re going to look with our heads and our hearts at the Gifts of the Holy Spirit: how the Gospel writers portray the Gifts in Jesus’ ministry, and how the Apostle Paul in his letters to the early church explains what the Gifts are how we are encouraged us use them (Sunday 25th June, 9th July, 16th July and 23rd July)