“Pentecost” by Ian Turbitt – http://www.veritasse.co.uk
The Book of Acts is the risen Lord living in his new community through the Holy Spirit. Though we focus on the coming of the Spirit fifty days after Easter on Pentecost, recall that the night of the Resurrection, Jesus appeared to the disciples and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit!”
Rejoice this Easter season that this same Holy Spirit wants to act in you and through you as you are engrafted onto the Lord’s risen life through a community of faith. As you enter the picture of the first days of the Church, can you find these spiritual energies alive with you? You will, if you “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33).
What are these?
Blooming where I am planted v. 4
Baptized with th’ Holy Spirit v. 5
Taken up, You come again v. 11
Bonded together in prayer v. 1
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