Tag: pentecost

On Fire

They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. -from Acts 2 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty,…

quaker simplicity

Community of Simplicity

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to…

Three Cities

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry… James 1:19 Let me tell you three stories about cities. Here’s City #1. A group of entrepreneurs gathered one night in the desert. They found, as they talked, a common understanding such as we might find rare.…

Permission to Dream

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with…

Equality

The whole church – not this one branch, or that one congregation, but every single person identified with this movement – was sitting in a house. Waiting on… something. And then the Spirit came down, like a tornado inside the house. The sound alone was frightening enough, but the fire literally topped it off. One flame, then it blew into…