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Pentecost

Dreaming With God

A sermon delivered by Robert Browning, Pastor, Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, Ga., on June 12, 2011. Acts 2:1-21 Pentecost Sunday “If you can do it by yourself, it won’t be very big!” I still recall the very day my friend and mentor said that to me. It was my Pentecost moment and the […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, Farmville Baptist Church, Farmville, Va., on June 12, 2011. Pentecost Sunday Acts 2:1-21; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 Today is Pentecost Sunday, and this day is often understood as the birthday of the Church.  On that day, as recorded in Acts, God’s showered the Church with gifts of the Holy […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on June 12, 2011. Pentecost Numbers 11:24-30; Acts 2:1-21 Let’s take a moment and try to put ourselves in the sandals of Jesus’ followers. They have lived with him for the better part of three years, have heard him tell his […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Wendell Griffen, Pastor, New Millennium Church, Little Rock, Ark., on June 12, 2011. Acts 2:1-21 2When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where […] Read More

Fresh Air

A sermon delivered by David Hughes, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, Nc., on May 23, 2010. Romans 7:18b-24; 8:1-2, 9-17 (The Message) Today is Pentecost Sunday, the official birthday of the Christian Church.  Many churches today will focus on the primary narrative of Pentecost contained in Acts 2, and for good reason – it’s quite […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on May 23, 2010.                                                                                                                                                                                Genesis 11:1-9; Acts 2:1-21   No, Christians didn’t begin Pentecost. Pentecost started as a Jewish festival, and it’s quite possible the Jews borrowed the tradition from some other form of religion. That’s the way religious […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., on May 23, 2010.   Acts 2:1-21   Pastor Larry Bethune once wrote of a church member who claimed she regularly received letters from God and oddly she would bring them to church to read them to whomever she could get to […] Read More

Sermon delivered by Heather Entrekin, pastor of Prairie Baptist Church in Prairie Village, K.S., on May 31 2009. Acts 2: 1-21 Bumper sticker theology is not always the best, but I saw one in a pastor’s office that sticks with me. It said, “The most radical thing we can do is introduce people to one another.” I think that’s […] Read More

Sermon delivered by Keith Herron, pastor of Holmeswood Baptist Church in Kansas City, M.O., on May 31 2009. Acts 2:1-21                   Whenever you read from the New Testament, you need to pay attention to what I call “the silent witnesses” of the Old Testament in the form of Hebrew voices clamoring for attention. Most stories in […] Read More

As we look forward to Pentecost Sunday on May 31, I wonder why so many churches appear hesitant to put forward a clear emphasis on the dimension of God as Spirit.   Growing up in Baptist churches, I remember how comfortable we were with the story of Jesus from Advent through Easter and even loved […] Read More