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Birthday of the Church

This meditation is based on:

Acts 2:1-21 and John 14:8-17, 25-27.

Pentecost is the traditional birthday of the church.  On this day the Holy Spirit, God’s love and presence in this world, gathered and made the disciples of Jesus one.  When the Holy Spirit landed on these believers, nothing, not language nor cultural identity, possibly not even a differing of beliefs, could separate God’s people.   What unites us as church is far greater and bigger than anything that can separate us. Yet, often what separates seems much more powerful and intractable. I believe this is because our vision of church is often much smaller than God’s vision of the body born on Pentecost Sunday. Continue reading Birthday of the Church

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We hope to help you grow closer to God through our weekly meditations on Scripture. Our meditations are written by Senior Pastor Karl Hanf and Associate Pastor Thadd Book. Each meditation is based upon the assigned Scripture reading or readings of the week.

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