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Category: Pentecost

Gifts Galore

Written by David W. Bernthal | June, 2017
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DEVOTION – DIVERSITY OF GIFTS Did you know that there are over 30,000 different species of fish in our world? Scientists, and others who keep track of these things, tell us there are about 300,000 different species of plants for our enjoyment. But the granddaddy of diversity goes to the insect kingdom with a whopping […] Read More

The Christian Pentecost

Written by Richard Kanzenbach | May, 2015
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“They were all filled with the Holy Spirit”  (Acts 2:4).  An expression I remember from my childhood is Emma go ‘het. It didn’t make much sense, but I knew what it meant. Forward with zeal and determination! I suppose the words were a rendering of a German-English phrase Immer go ahead! Always forward! The Jewish festival of […] Read More

Re-Gifting the Holy Spirit’s Gifts

Written by David W. Bernthal | May, 2015
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DEVOTION – GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT I’m pretty sure re-gifting is not a recent idea. Although it seems to be gaining popularity, there are those who consider it a tacky practice. The idea is that if you get three toaster ovens for your wedding, for example, you could give two of them away as gifts […] Read More

Happy Pentecost Harvest!

Written by David W. Bernthal | June, 2014
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(Please read Acts chapter 2) Pentecost – This word is derived from the Greek word Pentecoste, fiftieth, because the feast of Pentecost was celebrated the fiftieth day after the sixteenth of Nisan, which was the second day of the feast of the passover. The Hebrews call it the Feast of Weeks, Exodus 34:22, because it […] Read More

The Age of Miracles

Written by David Fuerstenau | May, 2013
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Who would not like to see or experience a no-sham, no-scam miracle? Or even perform one? This longing seems to be part of our human nature. Pharaoh, the unbelieving Jews, and Herod all wanted to see some great sign, and Simon the sorcerer was willing to pay money to be able to exercise the power […] Read More

The Holy Spirit’s Christmas

Written by Bruce Naumann | May, 2013
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Wouldn’t it be nice to have Christmas twice each year? We all love the traditional food, carols, and decorations that go with the season. Giving and receiving gifts is nice too, and remind us of the greatest Gift which God gave when the Christ Child was born. Still, even if the Father had given His […] Read More