We start a new series this Sunday, “Living the Spirit Life.” Before he ascended into heaven, Jesus promised to send a Helper for us. This Helper is the Holy Spirit. But many of us struggle to grasp who the Holy Spirit really is and what the Holy Spirit does. We understand that the Holy Spirit is part of the Holy Trinity, but what does that mean? Where did the Holy Spirit come from? Is the Holy Spirit always with us? How does the Holy Spirit help us.
Pentecost is about the building of community, overcoming differences, and making connections through the power of the Holy Spirit. Pentecost is about the church being the church – a reminder that wherever we go, we’re likely to find members of the family of God gathered around the living Word, Jesus, and the winds of the Holy Spirit.