A sermon for the Day of Pentecost, 31 May 2020.Preached at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Indianapolis, IN. https://youtu.be/Auy7tHw535s
You never know how the Holy Spirit is going to shake things up.
Everything we did at synod assembly was about witnessing our faith to others and sharing it. And that, unfortunately, is where the trouble began.
When we stop wallowing in insecurity and throwing up walls around the way we think things should be done, we suddenly discover that all those people we were afraid of—all those “other” things and ways of thinking out there really aren't a threat. And neither are the people who hold them.
"There's nothing comforting about the appearance of the Holy Spirit, and there's certainly nothing comforting about why the Holy Spirit comes in the first place."