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Day of Pentecost - Year A

Numbers 11.24–30
Acts 2.1–21
John 20.19–23

It is typical of God’s calling to us that on the
day of Pentecost, instead of being allowed
to dwell on what it feels like and means to
have tongues of fire resting on you, the
disciples have to go straight out and start
preaching. The Acts account has got it just
right. The description of the giving of the
Holy Spirit is over in four verses, and the
sermon takes most of the rest of the chapter.
The first four verses are full of vivid detail –
the wild wind rocking the whole house, the
tongues of flame, and the strange speech...

Taken from Lectionary reflections – Year A by Jane Williams

Published by SPCK

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