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Pentecost e-Sermons UPDATE

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Introducing weekly sermons on the Holy Spirit for online services, starting on Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost e-Sermons UPDATE

ONLINE HOLY SPIRIT SERMONS: UPDATE*

As George Fisher says in his recent ReSource Blog many churches have gone online while they have been unable to meet in their buildings. It has been impressive to see how churches have adapted to the changed circumstances and the new reality and are gathering their people for worship in new and creative ways.

Many churches are live streaming worship in a way that brings faces together on a video conferencing screen. Others are preparing worship in advance and making it available on Sundays and at other times on YouTube. There is a rich online resource out there that we can dip into on any day of the week to feel connected with the worship of God's people. And it is great to see just how many people who would never think of entering a church building are connecting with church online.

From Pentecost Sunday ReSource is offering a series of 10 minute sermons, ready made for churches to incorporate into their online worship. The speakers will be ReSource MInisters and guests, all experienced church leaders who are passionate to see churches engage with the Holy Spirit for renewal, discipleship and mission.

So, Pentecost Sunday seems like a good day to start.

If this is a welcome addition to the tool kit for those planning online Sunday and midweek worship we shall keep it going, so do let us know whether you are using them for your church, and whether they are helpful.

And, of course, the sermons can be listened to as stand alone messages. Each sermon will be accompanied by some questions suitable for use in a midweek home group or for individual use.

We will update this page regularly to let you know what is coming up each week, so please watch this space. The sermons will be on our YouTube channel, with links to each of them from this website. If in doubt please return to this page and we will point you each week in the right direction!

*ONLINE HOLY SPIRIT SERMONS: UPDATE

For your forward planing we can let you know that there will be two 10 minute sermons for Pentecost Sunday and Trinity Sunday, both available from the ReSource website from the Wednesday morning before the respective Sunday, though please use tham at other times too. Full details below.

In addition we shall be posting six sermons available from Wednesday 10 June, which can be used in any order to follow on from the Pentecost and Trinity messages, each 10 minutes in length and designed for online services or personal use. You will see that they are in two 'series' should you choose to use them in that way, though please mix and match to suit your needs.

In the second 'series' we will be looking at what we believe the Holy Spirit may be saying to, and doing in, the churches now, as part of reflecting generally on how God is at work creatively and redemptively in and through the coronavirus crisis.

The Holy Spirit in Person

The Holy Spirit: when the Day of Pentecost Came - Acts 2:1-21

The Holy Spirit: God in Trinity - 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 and Matthew 28:16-20

The Holy Spirit: God in Person - John 15:26-16:15

The Holy Spirit: God with Us - John 14:15-31

The Holy Spirit in Action

The Holy Spirit Today: Working beyond Boundaries - Numbers 11:24-32

The Holy Spirit Today: Building a Church - Acts 2:42-47

The Holy Spirit Today: Equipping God's People - 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

The Holy Spirit Today: Shaping us for Mission - Philippians 2:1-11

We are excited to offer this resource to the churches, and to seeing how it serves the renewal and mission of the church!

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"Later in the morning we moved on to the New Testament and discussed how the Holy Spirit worked through Jesus and the post-Pentecost disciples. We were challenged to think about how the Holy Spirit works through us? Are we obedient to his calling? Do we use our gifts fully?"
Elizabeth Maden, North Westmorland Parishes, Cumbria

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