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The Rev. Juan Carlos Huertas

Juan Carlos Huertas: Understood

Acts 2:1-13

Pentecost Sunday - Year B

May 20, 2018

The Rev. Juan Carlos Huertas (UMC)

 

All of a sudden, they understood! The scared disciples becoming courageous proclaimers, the hesitant and doubt filled ones now bold and assured, the Aramaic speaking ones, now heard in all possible tongues. What was happening?

Jesus had promised from the very beginning that he would leave but that he would not leave the disciples alone. Again, and again, he told them that he would die and leave them, but the disciples did not believe. In fact, often they responded in despondency and anger. "Stop talking about that!" They would say.

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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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Other Recent Content About Pentecost

The Rev. Alan Sherouse Transcript

May 15, 2016

Open Wide the Doors

The Rev. Alan Sherouse (CBF)

In his sermon for Pentecost Sunday, the Rev. Alan Sherouse says that the Day of Pentecost reminds us that sometimes the things we end up closing ourselves off from are the things that can also renew and redeem us--the things that flow from the very Spirit of God and help us overcome fear.
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.