Pentecost Sunday 5-20-18

One promise given to us in the Old Testament is found in the book of – Joel 2:28, which tells us “I will pour out my Spirit on all people.” Jesus also in the New Testament says he will send another Counselor, the Spirit of truth (John 16: 5-15).  Acts 2 states that a wind filled the house: breath or wind is a symbol of the Spirit of God. The wind on the day of Pentecost represents the power of God. With evidence of tongues of fire. The picture in Acts seems to be of a single flame that separates and symbolically rests on each of them. And they all began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit enabled them (Acts 2:4).    It symbolized the power that came upon the Christ Followers to do what Jesus did. It also marks the beginning of the new testament church.

 

This is same power that is available for the Christians today. And I would add, is seriously needed if we truly are serious about evangelizing people and doing the works that Jesus did. Without the empowerment and baptism of   the Holy Spirit as evidenced in Acts 2:4 (speaking with tongues) we lack our full potential of power that was promised in Acts 1:

Acts 1:7-8 7And he said unto them, it is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. 8But ye shall receive power, after
that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in
Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of
the earth.

 

We will begin a series of messages on the “Baptism of Fire” starting May 27th. Plan to join us as we learn more of the person of the Holy Spirit and receive truth from God’s word how being filled and continually filled with the Spirit will enhance the power in our daily walk with Christ in our culture.

 

You are loved,

Pastor Glenn & Donna

 

In the Know:

  1. This Sunday May 20th during our morning worship; will be our Memorial Service for the fallen soldiers leading up to Memorial Day. Thursday will be the last day you can submit pictures on a fallen soldier (Friend or Family). Email your photo(s) to the church office so that we can properly display your photo. This is going to be a beautiful moving service. You DO NOT want to miss it. Call and invite someone!!! They will come for a service like this.

 

  1. June 2ndSaturday morning 9am -1pm Spring Clean day…We need everyone to plan to be here to lend a hand as we do some deep cleaning of God’s house. Quitting work at 1pm sharp…or maybe before depending on your response.

 

  1. June 10th – All workers meeting 5pm -6pm youth room. Anyone involved in ministry of any kind this meeting is for you!  

 

  1. NOTICE: – We have made a change to our church fellowship dinner. Due to timing, we have decided to postpone until a later date. We are trying to work around our summer schedule, and we want for it to be a successful event. Please keep watch for the coming day and time.

 

  1. Sunday School morning refreshments will be put on hold for the time being. This Sunday will be our last morning refreshment time before class. Thank you, Lynn McCain, for your faithful service to our church community here at Saline 1st these many months setting up and taking down the refreshments that we have enjoyed.