What is Pentecost about?

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It is a good Day; My wife and I are in Ontario Canada attending to a family matter. Thank you for your prayers. It is a very beautiful season here. They get enough rain to make a lot of green. But it is a big city with all the city dynamics too.

Please remember, that Sunday, May 26 is Cookie Sunday, and we have a guest speaker, Ken van Kirk. There are two good reasons to be in church.

Starting in June, we will be exploring a series of messages from the four gospels on the life of Christ. It is my hope that you will learn more about the son of God that saves us and empowers us.

There are a few summer volunteer positions available. If you would like to learn more about sound and the system we use, we are looking for summer help. Or maybe you find the church too crowded, and you want a space of your own, then sitting on a stool and pressing computer buttons for the presentation may be what you would like. It is really easy. Or perhaps you find it difficult to sit still. We need a person to sit by the sanctuary doors and close them when people come in. Somehow people just don’t do that, then all that precious cool air slips out of the sanctuary. You could call yourself an ‘Environmental control technician.’ Let me or Ryan know what your preference is.
Sunday, I began by saying that I think most Christians understand Pentecost poorly. The Pentecostal group wants to duplicate the event and is in expectation while many others want to touch lightly on the event and move away.

Most, think it is a Christian celebration and miss the Jewish roots of the festival. It was a special one-day festival where the Jewish people celebrated two events. One reason is they celebrated the giving of the Ten Commandments, and the other was that this was the first fruits of the harvest and this being a barley harvest. From that harvest, they made two barley loaves. They took this to the Temple and the interesting part is that it contained yeast. It is the only product with yeast that was allowed in the Temple.

Soon into the first century, the new church started to see some links between Pentecost and their scriptures from the Prophets, Psalm, and the teachings of Moses. They have significance that I think most of us miss.

For example, how many people were baptized on the day of Pentecost as recorded in Acts 2. 3000 were baptized that day. Now check Exodus 32 and look for 3000. So, what of it?

In my Bible for many years, I had a note in Acts 2. Why 16 languages? Then I traced down where the countries were of those 16 languages and found they were what is now seven countries. Tie that together with Isaiah 11:11 and see what the outcome is.

Yes, I am not telling you all the answers. You may need to do some research yourself, or even email me and I will send you, my notes. The point of all this is, 1/ God can redeem all the events for good. In your life, too he can redeem all those events of your past to bring them to good. Second, if Jesus was not resurrected, then there would be no indwelling Holy Spirit to empower us to be his witnesses. Acts 2 is proof of a resurrected Jesus. Our responsibility as his people is to accept the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit and be a witness of the resurrected Jesus.

Blessings, Chuck. Next Sunday, Ken Van Kirk is speaking. Ken is a doctor, a missionary, a small airplane pilot, and my close friend.

This is only a small, short summary of what was spoken this past Sunday, and without writing the whole of the Sunday script for you here, you can hear the full service on our FB page under the icon “Videos.” Also, our worship services are now available “live” on YouTube. Please subscribe and “Like” our channel, as it pushes the visibility of our channel up.

1st Sunday of each month, Celebration of the Lord’s Table.
4th Sunday of each month, Cookie Sunday
3rd each month, Monday Night at the Movies at 6 pm.
Every Wednesday @ 9 a.m. – Ladies Mountain Mover’s Prayer.
Thursday @ 8:30 a.m. – Men’s Bible study. The first time is free! Come on gentlemen.
Every Friday @ 5 p.m. – Youth Ministry
Every Sunday @ 9 a.m. – Children’s Church with Pastor Mayra; Bilingual.

For the rest of the story, you can follow us on the website and hear the audio or watch the entire service or part of it on our facebook page. https://web.facebook.com/pg/sancarloscommunitychurch/videos/

Also, our worship services are now available “live” on YouTube. Please subscribe and “Like” our channel, as it pushes the visibility of our channel up. Here is the link.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft9yXcPYmvQ

You can contact the church by email for more information about these events at office@sancarloscommunitychurch.com

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