Pentecost: alight with the Spirit a sermon from 9th June 2019

The man they had been following had been crucified. This must have felt like the end – but then Jesus came back to them: but the rollercoaster wasn’t over as Jesus left again, ascended. How would you feel at this point: lonely, confused, upset, sad – or perhaps exhausted! But then the Holy Spirit came – can we be identified as Christians by a bubbling, infectious glow of the Spirit in us as was with the disciples then?

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A power of prayer in the face of adversity

In the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus prayers strengthened him to accept God’s will the cup He wanted to be taken away was not. But through Prayer,  he was able to go ahead to face his trial and crucifixion, and even with all the challenges of desertion, denial and betrayal from his disciples, he still led them out of that garden towards his destiny.

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