Sermon Quotes on Pentecost

Welcome to the Season of Pentecost!

In this season most significantly focused on the Holy Spirit, I find Henry Chadwick’s words, whose beloved English translation of Augustine’s Confessions continues to capture the hearts of Christians around the globe, particularly insightful:

I owe everything to the gift of Pentecost. For fifty days the facts of the Gospel were complete, but no conversions were recorded. Pentecost registered three thousand souls. It is by fire that a holy passion is kindled in the soul whereby we live the life of God. The soul’s safety is in its heat. Truth without enthusiasm, morality without emotion, ritual without soul, make for a Church without power.

Samuel Chadwick, The Way to Pentecost

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Schedule of Services 

  • May 30: Trinity Sunday: Romans 8:12-17
  • June 6: 2nd Sunday after Pentecost: 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1
  • June 13: 3rd Sunday after Pentecost: 2 Corinthians 5:6-17
  • June 20: 4th Sunday after Pentecost: 2 Corinthians 6:1-13
  • June 27: 5th Sunday after Pentecost: 2 Corinthians 8:7-15
  • July 4: 6th Sunday after Pentecost: 2 Corinthians 12:2-10
  • July 11: 7th Sunday after Pentecost: Ephesians 1:3-14 
  • July 18: 8th Sunday after Pentecost: Ephesians 2:11-22
  • July 25: 9th Sunday after Pentecost: Ephesians 3:14-21
  • August 1: 10th Sunday after Pentecost: Ephesians 4:1-16
  • August 8: 11th Sunday after Pentecost: Ephesians 4:25-5:2
  • August 15: 12th Sunday after Pentecost: Ephesians 5:15-20
  • August 22: 13th Sunday after Pentecost: Ephesians 6:10-20
  • August 29: 14th Sunday after Pentecost: James 1:17-27 
  • September 12: 16th Sunday after Pentecost: James 2:1-17
  • September 12: 16th Sunday after Pentecost: James 3:1-12
  • September 19: 17th Sunday after Pentecost: James 3:13-4:3; 7-8a
  • September 26: 18th Sunday after Pentecost: James 5:13-20
  • October 3: 19th Sunday after Pentecost: Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12
  • October 10: 20th Sunday after Pentecost: Hebrews 4:12-16
  • October 17: 21st Sunday after Pentecost: Hebrews 5:1-10
  • October 24: 22nd Sunday after Pentecost: Hebrews 7:23-28
  • October 31: 23rd Sunday after Pentecost: Hebrews 9:11-14
  • November 7: 24th Sunday after Pentecost: Hebrews 9:24-28
  • November 14: 25th Sunday after Pentecost: Hebrews 10:11-25
  • November 21: 26th Sunday after Pentecost: Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 and Psalm 93

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