This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. It commemorates the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the church that occurred 50 days after the resurrection of Jesus. Acts 2:1–4 narrates this powerful moment:
When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Our church believes that this experience is for today, which is why we call ourselves Pentecostals. Have you been filled with the Holy Spirit? Have you received the gift of praying in tongues? Do you pray in tongues daily? If not, God has more of the Spirit for you than you have known in the past. I’ll talk about that this Sunday morning in my sermon. No doubt you know other believers in Jesus who have not yet received this work of the Holy Spirit. I encourage you to invite them to join you this Sunday in church.