6.9.19 Pentecost Sermon - "Life in the Spirit"

Life in the spirit, in this one day that we ultimately elevate and lift up the spirit, calls us to see Christ in all of creation. To see Christ in one another. To see Christ in the other. To see Christ maybe even in our enemy. To look at all the earth, to look at the rivers, the lakes, the mountains, the trees - even through the smoke of summer here in the Inland Northwest - and to see Christ. To see who God is in the midst of the world. Life in the spirit is about hearing God’s voice within us. It’s about hearing God’s voice in others around us. It is not about the things that we say or do necessarily. It’s about how we see, and how we listen. How we see God in the world and how we listen for God in the world will radically change, ultimately, the things that we do.

So may we be a spirit-filled people, a people who long and desire not for control, but to truly see. And to truly listen, and to let go of our control and allow the spirit to move within and around us.” - Rev. Jonathan Myers

Readings: Psalm 104:25-35,37, Acts 2:1-21, John 14:8-17,(25-27)