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The Rev. Dr. Eric Barreto

Eric Barreto: Can't We All Just Get Along?

Acts 2:1-21

Day of Pentecost - Year A

June 04, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Eric Barreto (CBF)


There's no better place to start a study of the Book of Acts than the account of Pentecost. Now, this is a moment we often identity as the birth of the church, that moment when God's blessings poured down upon us and the church tasted God's goodness.

But what happened that momentous day, and what does it all mean for us today? The story of Pentecost makes us wonder about a different world. Wouldn't life be easier if we were all the same? If we all spoke the same language, wouldn't we avoid so many of the conflicts and rifts that destroy our relationships? If we all shared a common culture, wouldn't we all be much better off?

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The Rev. Alan Sherouse

Open Wide the Doors

John 20:19-22; Acts 2:1-21

Day of Pentecost - Year C

May 15, 2016

The Rev. Alan Sherouse (CBF)


Andrew Forsthoefel was 23 years old when he decided to try walking across the Continental United States from his home in Philadelphia all the way to the Pacific Coast. No rides. No smart phone. He carried a backpack containing camping equipment, a camera, a food bag stocked with jerky, tuna fish and PB&J, and a sign hanging off the pack that said, "Walking to listen."

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Other Recent Content About Pentecost

The Rev. Dr. Scott Kenefake Transcript

May 24, 2015

Driveway Moments

The Rev. Dr. Scott Kenefake (other)

In his sermon, Scott Kenefake says the Day of Pentecost marks the creation of a new kind of community in the church, as a once timid, frightened, and discouraged group of Jesus’ followers, his disciples, become forceful, confident, unified advocates for their experience of the risen Christ.
The Rev. Dr. Charles Reeb Transcript

June 08, 2014

Controlling the Wind

The Rev. Dr. Charles Reeb (UMC)

In his sermon for Pentecost Sunday, Dr. Charley Reeb calls us to celebrate the birthday of the church, and to open ourselves up to the power of the Spirit in our everyday lives.
The Rev. Dr. Hal Brady Transcript

May 19, 2013

We've Got Spirit, Yes We Do!

The Rev. Dr. Hal Brady (UMC)

In his stirring sermon for Pentecost Sunday, the Rev. Dr. Hal Brady reveals that sometimes we get so involved with the mysterious details of the coming of the Holy Spirit, that we miss the greater meaning--the Jesus is forever present with us, and the church community is empowered to serve.
The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long Transcript

May 27, 2012

What's the Gift?

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long (PCUSA)

As the church celebrates Pentecost, the Rev. Dr. Tom Long helps us grasp what the gift of the Holy Spirit really means in our lives and in our churches today.
The Rev. William E. Flippin, Jr. Transcript

June 12, 2011

When Christ Shows Up

The Rev. William Flippin, Jr. (ELCA)

On Pentecost Sunday, the church celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit. The Rev. William E. Flippin Jr. guides us into experiencing God's peace, power and purpose through the Spirit within.
The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson Transcript

May 23, 2010

Golden Age?

The Rev. Canon Charles K. Robertson (TEC)

The Rev. Canon Chuck Robertson explores the "golden age" of the church in Acts 2, starting at Pentecost, and discovers that the golden age is not sometime back then, but now.
The Rev. Dr. Fred R. Anderson Transcript

May 31, 2009

The Church's Hope

The Rev. Dr. Fred R. Anderson (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Fred R. Anderson preaches on the Day of Pentecost and helps us understand the role and ministry of the Holy Spirit in the church and in our lives today.
The Rev. Dr. James B. Lemler Transcript

May 11, 2008

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

The Rev. Dr. James B. Lemler (TEC)

The Rev. Dr. James B. Lemler preaches an inspired sermon on the day of Pentecost and calls the church to become ignited by the Holy Spirit for a vibrant life of faith in action.