May 23, 2010: “Fired Up!”

Posted on : May 20th, 2010 | By | Category: This Sunday's Service

For the last seven weeks, we have been focusing on ways that Jesus raises us up either into the fullness of life or into new life. In the early Christian Church, the season of Easter wasn’t just about “what happens to you at the time of your death” it was about “what happens to you during your life.” Easter was the joyous celebration of the goodness and grace of God that was fully alive and at work in our lives. It was rooted in the belief and the experience that God is always offering us the gift new life. Every moment, every day, God offers us the opportunity to experience new life, new hope, new faith. Just as the Season of Easter begins with a spectualar event, so the Season of Easter concludes with an equally spectacular event: the pouring out of God’s Spirit upon us, God’s people. The day in which we celebrate this gift of the Holy Spirit being poured out upon us is called “Pentecost.” “Pente” simply means 50, and Pentecost means 50 days after the Resurrection of Jesus. accountants homely.