"Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost," detail of mosaic by Anna Wyner at Our Lady of Walsingham. Image by Lawrence OP via Flickr licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.
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Get ready for Narrative Lectionary Year 4 (Gospel of John). Walk through major themes for fall and spring and gain practical planning resources.
Day of Pentecost
John 20:19-23 Commentary
by Samuel Cruz
Two very different but influential figures in 20th century Christianity, Karl Barth and Billy Graham, both stated that the 20th century should be the century during which “the Holy Spirit is brought ...
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Acts 2:1-21 Commentary
by Margaret Aymer
The Pentecost lectionary takes place in Jerusalem on the feast day of Shavuot, fifty days after Passover in the Jewish calendar.
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Commentary
by Nancy deClaissé-Walford
Psalm 104 is classified as a creation psalm, a rare breed in the book of Psalms.
1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 Commentary
by Mary Hinkle Shore
Paul begins chapter 12 by saying, "Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed" (1 Corinthians 12:1).1
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SB543 - Day of Pentecost
June 04, 2017
Discussion on Revised Common Lectionary texts for Day of Pentecost (June 4, 2017): (Gospel) John 20:19-23; (1st Reading) Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; (2nd Reading) 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13. Recorded at 2017 Festival of Homiletics, Travis Park United Methodist Church, San Antonio, Texas, for WorkingPreacher.org.