How much more does the inauguration of the new age in Jesus Christ bring in new hope in the midst of a dark, destructive and depressing world to cause us to live in hope. O. C. E. A. E. Social. God sends his Holy Spirit to inaugurate his new time in history.
They must have wondered what would happen next. The list of various countries here is quite extensive and probably only representative of a fraction of the nations that would have been represented there at Pentecost. WHEE! They haven't had time to get drunk. Angels told them he would come that way again, but for now you're going to wait to receive power from on high. The problem we have here in the church today is that we are not dreaming dreams. The small handful of disciples spent their time in fruitful prayer and study in the days following Easter. And then God raised up a new Pope named John XXIII. We were in the room together. The most audacious thing was to invite the Protestants to the Vatican two Council to discuss major issues. He was raised from the dead! Can you imagine what those ten days must have been like? View more → 05/31/2009 The Inauguration of the Church Knox 16 PC . A. D. F. J. S. Emotion . Bishop Manuel Ernesto blesses the Archbishop after his licensing. A. C. T. Language. The sacrifice of various animals and of bread made from newly harvested grain was required. AHA! The emotional toll of the events of the crucifixion, their guilt at having fled, and for Peter, his denial, the amazing resurrection appearances - all this must have drained them. Job was about to experience even more of God's Spirit coming upon him in the days ahead. Many, O Lord my God, are your wonderful works which you have done; and your thoughts toward us to not be recounted to you in order, if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered. A minister was discussing electricity with an electrician. The Supreme Court of Puerto Rico ruled, after a fourteen-year delay, that churches cannot produce noise that will annoy neighbours and that they must limit the volume of sound. Yet God is saying this is the reality I am bringing to you in the giving out of my Holy Spirit. They had been through so much. 34:22, the Feast of Weeks is further defined as ‘the first fruits of wheat harvest.’. They had little education.
OOPS! They were from the lower classes. At a particular moment in time while these dignitaries were all around his bed the Pope was raised to life and spoke these very words about unity. The Holy Spirit came with great force as a mighty and tempestuous wind through the house in which they were situated.
They waited for ten days. If we take a look at the significance of the inauguration of a President in United States we can draw some analogies.
It was Pentecost, a harvest festival traditionally associated with the giving of the law on Sinai, and Jerusalem was full of foreigners from all over the Mediterranean. Pentecost, a religious observance that has roots in the OT and continues to be observed in both Judaism and Christianity. And then he ascended into heaven as they watched him. He had watched this Pope do numerous things. In a tradition rich with symbolism they recognized the Hand that had given them the "first-fruits." The appropriate smoke was sent up the stack to inform the people. The second part of Peter's Pentecost sermon.
He had been declared dead by the doctors. The Pope was very well-known for his quotation of the words of Jesus Christ in the Latin as follows. Those first-fruits were men and women and children added to the church.
They were to receive front seats in the Vatican two Council and they were to be listened to. The least of these people will prophesy and bring forth God's word for the world today. The church in the late 50s was in a great deal of deep darkness. The sky around Vatican City turned blood red. But, the naysayers have an excuse as to why this is taking place. The Psalmist says in psalm 40:5.
God has set the table by bringing in devout Jews from all across the world. He will always do the unpredictable. Fred was at best an atheist in the hierarchy of the Vatican. Declare his glory among the nations, his wonders among all peoples. From the very beginning Pentecost was to be characterized by social inclusiveness. It was estimated that Peking’s entry into the World Body would cost an additional $5 million a year to have all the UN proceedings printed in Chinese, a right on which the Nationalist Chinese did not insist.
Let the world say that this cannot be done and then watch God do it.
God's call and the gift of the Spirit had no boundaries and no barriers. Even upon the slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy. That is why we are hearing all of this stuff. Sermon preached at the Service of Inauguration of the Uniting Church Author: Don Whebell Last modified by: Don Whebell Created Date: 11/4/2007 11:01:00 PM Company: Don and Pam Whebell Other titles: Sermon preached at the Service of Inauguration of the Uniting Church
The inauguration of President Obama kick-started a new era of hopefulness in a sea of despair. Now, as then, the Spirit empowers, equips, convicts and transforms.
Then he laid down and remained dead.
321/499/400/399 Psalm 104:24-34 Acts 2:1-21 John 15:26-27. Fred, the man who was not a believer before he met Pope John XXIII, became a vital leader in the charismatic renewal of the Catholic Church. This ministry extended out into all denominations.