– by Bruce Yocum We have to see the Ascension and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost together, for they are two facets of the same astonishing reality – God making us one with himself. Jesus tells us this clearly in John’s Gospel. But now I am going to him who sent me; […]
Ascension and Pentecost Participation in the Nature of God￼
God wants every Christian to be filled with the Holy Spirit
The free gift of the Holy Spirit is the result of Jesus’ death, resurrection, and ascension into heaven where he reigns with the Father in glory. The Father poured out the Holy Spirit upon the first disciples of Jesus on the Feast of Pentecost (Acts 2). Jesus told his disciples that anyone who asks the […]
The Fire of the Holy Spirit
The Scriptures present us with a variety of visible images which signify the presence and action of the Holy Spirit. These signs include wind, fire, breath, and rivers of living waters. Signs of fire in Scripture signify in a special way God’s holy presence, power, and glory, as well as the purification and cleansing action […]
How we imagine Pentecost?
We have that account by Luke, the author of the Acts of the Apostles We have also all seen many paintings looking to represent the scene.
First Fruits of Pentecost – Shavuot
The Jewish Feasts of Passover and Pentecost are fulfilled in the death, resurrection, and ascension of the Lord Jesus and the sending of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Jesus.
The Number One Grace of Pentecost
One of the first recorded results of Pentecost was the new church, the new community. Pentecost is seen as the birthday of the church, and the church is, at the beginning, a community.