Festivalis (Week 2)
May 15: Pentecost Notes / Podcast
One of Jesus’ final promises to the disciples was the gift of the Holy Spirit. That gift was given to them on Pentecost (greek word for 50) which happened only 10 short days after his Ascension. Pentecost Sunday is often referred to and celebrated as the birthday of the Christian Church for it was on that day when 3,000 people heard the Word and were baptized. For 2,000 years the Church of God has grown because of the power of the Holy Spirit, the same Spirit who is at work still today in God’s Church. The celebration of Pentecost allows us to thank God for the Christian Church and the Spirit who is still at work in us.