Today was Pentecost Sunday. The day Christians celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit in the 1st Century. Our Elder, Martin Rossol, talked about Pentecost last week; this week the subject is The Holy Spirit more generally. What or who is the Holy Spirit and what else important might we know.
Pentecost is very underrated in much of Christianity. Little did Jesus followers know, but starting on that Pentecost day, there would be a “new normal” for the world. Jesus was no longer physically present with his followers, but God was not absent. God now came to be with and in individual believers as He had only done in isolated instances prior to this. And this would change the world.
What does “True Worship” actually consist of? What kind of worship is pleasing to God? Elder Martin Rossol takes a shot at that question in his talk today based on Isaiah 58.
There is a parable in Matthew’s Gospel that addresses the question of opposition to the Kingdom or opposition to the Gospel of Jesus. It is good to remember that when the church, or a mission, or a Christian ministry of some kind, or if you as a believer, face opposition, that this is not a surprise and that it is something we can respond to in a positive way.