VBS Sunday - Life is Wild, God is Good

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Sermon Text: Nahum 1:7

Today we have two things converging that make this kind of a special Sunday. The first is that it is Pentecost Sunday. I love Pentecost because I love the Holy Spirit, and I love talking about Jesus, and I love the church, and Pentecost Sunday is the day we remember how the Holy Spirit was poured out on the disciples and they proclaimed the news about Jesus’s life, and death, and resurrection and the church was born when thousands of people responded to their message with repentance and faith. I’m not going to read the whole story this morning, but here are a couple highlights. “When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.” After this Peter stood up and preached to the crowd and at the end of his sermon Luke tells us that they were “cut to the heart” and asked what to do. Peter told them, “’Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off- for all whom the Lord our God will call.’ With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, ‘Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.’ Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.” It’s such an exciting story and you can read the whole thing in Acts 2. The second thing that is special about today is that we are celebrating the completion of another wonderful week of Vacation Bible SchoolSee full sermon here