Celebration of Pentecost

“What does this mean?” This question might sound familiar to anyone who has spent time studying Luther’s Small Catechism. As the catechism covers each of the Six Chief Parts, the question is asked again and again: “What does this mean?” And then explanation follows.  This same question was asked by many in the crowd on the Day of Pentecost, as recorded in Acts 2.  As the people hear and see these miraculous events, they are amazed and perplexed, asking one another, “What does this mean?”  In the verses that follow, Peter gives explanation from the Old Testament.  He proclaims that God has fulfilled His promise to “pour out His Spirit on all flesh.”  The gift of the Holy Spirit has been given for all nations.  As you celebrate the Day of Pentecost this weekend, reflect on these events by asking yourself, “What does this mean—for me?” Join us Saturday night at 5 pm or Sunday Morning at 8 or 11 am.

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