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Day of Pentecost
John 14:8-17, [25-27] Commentary
by Osvaldo Vena
When we think of Pentecost we immediately think of the book of Acts, when the Spirit came on the primitive community gathered in one place in the form of a strong wind that filled the house, and divided ...
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Acts 2:1-21 Commentary
by Amy G. Oden
It happened on the subway platform in Moscow.
Genesis 11:1-9 Commentary
by Sara Koenig
This text is offered as an alternative First Reading for the Day of Pentecost, with the instructions that if it is chosen, then Acts 2:1-21 gets used as the Second Reading.
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Commentary
by Courtney Pace
This creation psalm celebrates the goodness, splendor, complexity, and interrelatedness of creation, which reflect God’s wisdom.
Romans 8:14-17 Commentary
by Jane Lancaster Patterson
Both culture and translation stand between this significant passage and twenty-first century English-speaking interpreters.
by Karoline Lewis
June 09, 2019
Happy Pentecost, Dear Working Preachers!
If you have been reading my column these past years or are a regular listener of Sermon Brainwave, you can probably guess what I am about ...
Sermon Brainwave #666 - Day of Pentecost
Discussion on texts for Day of Pentecost (June 9, 2019): (Gospel) John 14:8-17, [25-27]; (First Reading) Acts 2:1-21; (Alternate 1st Reading) Genesis 11:1-9; Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; (Second Reading) Romans 8:14-17. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.