TODAY IS PENTECOST!
Jesus promised that after He ascended to Heaven, He would send “a Comforter” as His intimate Presence for each believer in every situation, for all time. This happened ten days after His Ascension:
When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Acts 2)
This was the birth of the Church! Transformed in courage, wisdom and grace, the believers impacted Jerusalem that day, and thousands upon thousands have been coming into God’s Kingdom ever since. The third Person of the Trinity is with us – we are not alone!
Today, contemplate His loving Presence, and lean on Him!
Find the proposed updated Statement of Faith from the Baptist Union Executive in 2017. Although the assembly did not accept the adoption of the statement, it is worth reading and considering for adoption in the local church. The 1924 statement of belief was produced in a very different context to the world today, and new battles have surfaced before the Church that demand a formal clarified statement like this. Click below:
- "How to get members to play their part"
- "How to persevere when you're getting nothing out"
- "Competing with the attraction of the world"
- "Tapping into the pattern of those who've gone before"
- Brad Tilley
- Errol Wagner
- Shawn Hunter
- Wynand Fourie
- Malcolm Cunningham