Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Opus 2012-100, Pentecost Changes Perspective

Pentecost is coming May 27, 2012.  We are between it and Easter.  Pentecost is the day the church celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit described in Acts 2.  Before that day God’s Spirit was available for selected individuals.  After that day He was available for all believers. 

Picture the difference in point of view.  At the Resurrection the women were met by the angel who said, “He is not here.  He is risen.”  That was true and complete statement for that day, but now we have something better.  Because of Pentecost we would now say, “He is here.  He is risen.” 

The coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost fulfilled a promise of Jesus.  Because of that He is where we are.  He is here in the church.  He is here in our hearts.  He is here.  It doesn’t invalidate any of what was said then but it makes it more complete.

Think about it.  Seek the fullness of the Spirit.  Rejoice.

He is risen!

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