This Sunday we celebrate Pentecost, which commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus, as described in the Acts of the Apostles.
In some ways, you could say that this is the birthday of the church!
This weekend we also start our new series: Supernatural, and to kick it off – we are looking at the reality and the power of the Holy Spirit, because God wants to empower believers in Jesus to live a supernatural life.
Sometimes within the Lutheran tradition, the Holy Spirit has not been a big focus because of the ‘over-focus’ of other Christian traditions. But there has been a resurgence in understanding the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, and how it is absolutely and completely necessary to live a life in the Spirit as followers of Jesus Christ.
God wants to fill each of His children with His Spirit so that you can live and lead a supernatural life, which builds up the church and the world as you exercise and display the gifts the Spirit has given you.
May you be encouraged by the supernatural
Spirit of God this week as he works in you and
through you. – Pastor Ben Hentschke.