Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Day 29 Catching the Spirit

Only two more days for our online retreat together. It was surely a discipline to write a blog entry every day for a month. I didn't know what to expect. However, the process of blogging every day and writing a short reflection was a good practice. I hope that you enjoyed this month together and that you learned something about the Christian faith.

Today we read about the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost which is found in Acts 2. The Holy Spirit came upon the disciples as tongues of fire, each disciple receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is very powerful too.

In Genesis the Spirit was hovering over the waters

The Holy Spirit drove Jesus into the wilderness for forty days

The Holy Spirit came down upon Jesus in the Jordan River

The Holy Spirit was given to the disciples at Pentecost

Pretty impressive if you ask me.

This Spirit was given so that the disciples would be strengthened and could preach the gospel boldly throughout the ends of the world. The disciples had a lot of work to do; Peter, Paul, Barnabas, Silas, and others preached, taught, healed in the name of Jesus. They were witness of God's Kingdom, reminders that Jesus was Lord and Savior and that people could have new life.

Wow, I am still amazed when I read Acts 2.

Take some time today out of your busy schedule and read Acts 2.

What does it say to you?

How can the Holy Spirit change your life?

What does the Holy Spirit mean for your discipleship?

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