Pentecost

I have spent most of my professional life in education leadership.  One of the roles of the school leader is to give talks in assembly.  How do you communicate to young people the transforming power of the Holy Spirit?  I often used to take a plastic bottle of washing up liquid and a small plastic stick with a circular hole in it (children’s party bubbles).  The young people would dip the stick in the liquid and blow through the circular hole to produce many bubbles.  The question then was what had transformed this greasy, slimy liquid in the bottle into those beautiful spheroids, which, in sunlight, would refract all the colours of the rainbow?  The answer is a puff of breath.  The Old Testament word for Spirit is the same as ‘breath’.  The Holy Spirit is the breath (or wind) of God which brings about change.  Specifically, He changes the ordinary into something beautiful.  This gives us an insight into the work of the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit, who came in a special way to the believers on the day of Pentecost, is in the business of changing things for the better.  He is also in the business of perfecting us into being fully the people God intended us to be.  I hope and pray that the generations who heard my Pentecost assemblies captured something of this message.

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Training planned for 2018/19 to dovetail with Church Vision of “Growing in Discipleship”

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations”
Matthew 28:19

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Booklet on Sharing Faith

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What are my gifts and how can I best serve

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