Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition

Pentecost

Pentecost Authority

Last week we celebrated the power of the Ascension.  The Ascension is that moment Jesus left the physical presence of the disciples, to sit at God’s right hand, signifying His authority as God and Coronation as King.  I said that the Ascension could be compared to Kennedy Space Center’s Launching Pad.  Yes, Jesus going up…

Holy Spirit and Discipleship

Imagine Ernie without Bert, Batman without Robin, (I was going to say Tom Brady without Bill Bellichek..)…hard to imagine isn’t it!  Yet it’s similar to believing we can be a disciple of Jesus Christ without the Holy Spirit!  Of course the analogy breaks down because the Holy Spirit is our fuel, our water source, our change agent in faith.  Today we celebrate…

Empowered to Empower

Empowered to Empower.  Today we celebrate the power of Pentecost, that 50th day after Easter where the disciples receive the “empowerment” of the Holy Spirit.  Yet, if we read carefully back in the Old Testament book of Judges, we realize that Samson had also been empowered by the Holy Spirit. What’s the difference and what…