June 7, 2017
Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church—Marysville, KS || AUDIO
INI + AMEN.
“When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place.” Pentecost was fulfilled. The promise had been made and kept. Jesus made it; Jesus kept it—of course He did! His life, death, and resurrection were only the beginning. He ascended and continued His work. He promised the Spirit. “The Father will send Him in My Name.” The Spirit was sent, and so He came.
The Apostles’ received the Holy Spirit, as Jesus had said. There was a rushing wind, a vision of tongues of fire, and people were hearing the Apostles in their mother tongue. They still had the Galilean accent, but the Apostles spoke like “Parthians and Medes, Egyptians and Romans, Greeks and Arabians.” As bewildering, amazing, and perplexing as that was, that’s not all because just like Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection were only the beginning, so also Pentecost was only the beginning. Even today, Pentecost continues. The Spirit’s work continues. Continue reading