God’s graces are richly poured out on us this day, for there are three major angles on Pentecost in the Sacred Scriptures. Pentecost is the harvest festival in Leviticus, the time that Israel counted fifty (pentecoste) days after the sickle was first put to the grain and enjoyed a harvest festival to the Lord. In later Jewish tradition, Pentecost celebrated the giving of the Law on Mt. Sinai, when God first made a people for Himself. In the NT, Pentecost is the day the Holy Spirit came upon the Apostles in special measure, sending their sound out into all lands and their words into the ends of the world. This morning, we will explore all three aspects of Pentecost: the harvest of souls, the giving of the law, and the coming of the Holy Spirit.
…at least productive musically. Here are the introits for the Sundays after Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity, and the First-Eighth Sundays after. Hopefully we’ll remain caught up from here on out. After the completion of the summer introits I hope to begin transcribing the Alleluias & Verses for the Church Year. (I also intend to do […]
Todd A. Peperkorn, STM Messiah Lutheran Church Kenosha, Wisconsin Pentecost (May 27, 2007) John 14:23-31 TITLE: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text for this holy day of Pentecost, is from the Gospel lesson from John chapter 14 as follows: But the […]
“This is why the Lord promised to send the Holy Spirit: He was to prepare us as an offering to God. Like dry flour, which cannot become dough and one loaf of bread without moisture, so we who are many could not become one in Christ Jesus without the water and Spirit that comes down […]