Saturday, May 22, 2010

Let's get this fire started

I know I have been a little scarce this week; only two posts so far.  In addition to my busy schedule of work and play, I have been planning for Sunday night's service.  I am preaching again (third time lucky) at the 6PM service, and it is more than just a service. 

It's Pentecost.

(cartoon courtesy of Alex at Cake or Death)

Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them
Acts 2:2-4 (New International Version)

2000 years ago the Holy Spirit came on the disciples, and the Christian Church was born. 

Now, 2000 years later, I wonder if we have forgotten Him.  Like when we invite one of the cool kids to our party, and he brings his younger brother with.  We invite Jesus into our hearts, but sometimes we still expect the Holy Spirit to sit quietly in the corner, and not speak unless spoken to.

I am going to be doing things slightly differently at the service, so please pray for us if you get a chance.  I am hoping that once we come out of that church, we can really say we had an experience with the fullness of God.  I am hoping that others are hoping the same thing as well.

The church... for too long has followed Casper, the friendly ghost instead of seeking the fire of the Holy Spirit. We have turned limp at the thought of our own cross; we faint when we think of suffering or sacrifice. Beloved, it is time to embrace the fire of God's Presence. It is the fire that purifies our sacrifice.
Francis Frangipane
Let's get this fire started. 



  1. Our small group just finished the book "Prayer on Fire." I personally never understood just how the Holy Spirit fit into our Christian lives until I read that book.

    I'll pray for your service. I'm not sure what the time difference is, so I may actually be praying after the service :).

  2. Thanks guys.

    Kristy K - I am at GMT/UTC+2. If I remember correctly you are at Eastern Daylight Time, which is GMT-4. So I should be 6 hours ahead of you. (You are in Daylight Savings, aren't you?)

    So I think it will be noon where you are.
    (Assuming I remembered correctly where you live, what time zone it is, and adjusted correctly for DST.)

  3. I hope you enjoy your time at church today.

  4. How often I drown out the Holy Spirit that dwells inside of me. Thanks for the reminder. I pray you had a wonderful Sunday. Or will have a wonderful Sunday. Whatev...I have no idea what time it is there. It's a little after 3 pm here.


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