Since last Sunday was Pentecost Sunday, so this is a short message I preached a few years back on what it might be when the church welcomes this the message proclaimed in Acts 2.
Below is the manuscript for the opening address I gave at this past weekend’s Hearts of Fire Conference for the various house churches that meet across the Denver metro area on Saturday, May 22, 2010. The address is titled “Pentecost Today: When the Church Welcomes this Message” and it was meant to be a challenge based on Acts 2.14-41. The conference was attended by Christians from a variety of backgrounds, including Churches of Christ as well as other Christian traditions. The message and challenge was well received and I am thankful to God for being able to “preach” a bit. I also taught a break-out class titled “A Christian Response to Suffering” that fostered a guided conversation on how Christians should respond to others who are enduring suffering. It too went very well.
Pentecost Today: When the Church Welcomes this Message
Tomorrow will be fifty days from Passover. For…
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