Dear Trinity Family,
Here’s today’s devotion from our synod.
“And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.”
On the Day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit was poured out. The gathered disciples had flames over their heads and were able to speak and communicate in languages they had never learned. What the prophet Joel had foreseen came true in a very powerful display.
Perhaps you’re longing for the same kind of outpouring. You wish that you could have such visible and tangible signs to know God is keeping his promise. Yet, what Joel saw, what God promised, is happening every single day.
In the Old Testament, there was a certain group of people—the prophets—who received an extra measure of the Spirit, an outpouring, where God revealed his Word to them. The prophets’ role was to take that special revelation and share it with the people. In these verses, Joel saw a time when the role of a prophet would change. The Lord God revealed there would come a time when he would pour out his Spirit not just on the prophets, but on all people.
But you haven’t seen visions or received dreams from God, and neither have I. So how is God doing this today? God pours out his Spirit through his Word, the Bible.
For it’s in the Bible that we learn about our Savior, Jesus. It’s in the Bible that we hear all that Jesus has done for us. It’s in the Bible that we learn that this good news is our privilege to share. Every time the words of the Bible are shared, God’s Spirit is being poured out in abundance.
Heavenly Father, continue to pour out your Holy Spirit so that men and women everywhere may share the good news of Jesus, our Savior. Amen.
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God bless you,
It’s going to be wonderful to worship in the Lord’s house together again!
Here’s the link for this Sunday’s service: https://youtu.be/GeEcdVUGPl0
or you can find it on our website here: https://trinitymarinette.com/sermon-archive/gods-family/
or you can watch it on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/TrinityEvLutheranChurchWisSynod
Here’s this week’s bulletin announcements: https://trinitymarinette.com/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2020/06/2020-06-07-Announcements-Trinity-Sunday.pdf
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Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
1501 Thomas St.
Marinette, WI 54143