Sermon: Life-Giving Wind

Sermon Text Acts 2:1-22 Sermon Excerpt Journey with me into the story. . .  Step back and ask yourself, “If I had all the power in the world and wanted to enable a huge crowd of people from different parts of the world to speak to one another, wouldn't I just give them a common language?”  And, if I foreknew that the occasion was to go down in history as the birth of a religion, wouldn't I choose a brand new language with a catchy name that would make the jobs of marketing and public Read More …

Life-Giving Wind

Earlier today, I had the privilege of preaching a Pentecost sermon based on Acts 2:1-21 at Naples United Church of Christ. Sermon Text Like many of you, I grew up in the church. More specifically, I grew up in one congregation – the First Presbyterian Church in Arlington, Texas.  I quickly learned my way around the church – from playground to pew.  After attending worship for years, participating in Sunday school, and completing confirmation, I was sure I knew what it meant to be Read More …