Pentecost • Numbers 11:24–30 • June 8, 2014


Pentecost • Numbers 11:24–30 • June 8, 2014

By William Wrede Gift giving frequently accompanies celebrations. The birth of a child, the joining of man in woman in marriage, confirmation, graduation, and the like are all occasions for giving and receiving gifts. Some gifts are received with great joy and gratitude. Some gifts have caused recipients to express gratitude while simultaneously thinking of how that gift might ..


Pentecost • Acts 2:1–21 • May 19, 2013


Pentecost • Acts 2:1–21 • May 19, 2013

By William Carr What in the world is going on? English versions seem so pedestrian, e.g., “When the day of Pentecost arrived” (ESV) or, simply, “came” (NIV and others). Though the verb συμπληροω occurs only three times (Lk 8:23; 9:51; and here), there is more to the arrival of Pentecost than flipping the calendar to ..

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Pentecost and the Church

Counting Baptisms and Praying for more

Counting Baptisms and Praying for more


Counting Baptisms and Praying for more

ESV Acts 2:41 So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. Whenever I hear pastors and other Christians discuss this verse, often around Pentecost Sunday, someone wonders out loud “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the Holy Spirit still worked so emphatically in our world today?  ..