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Acts 2: 1-4 -- “When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested[a] on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.” 

In verse 4, we see that the Holy Spirit filled them and they could speak in other tongues to communicate with all people. This is a good reminder of the events that happened at the tower of babel which confused the people's tongues. Genesis 11: 5-9 ” 5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. 6 And the Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another's speech.” 8 So the Lord dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. 9 Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused[a] the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth.” These descendants of Noah disobeyed God. They were supposed to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth, but instead they stayed together in one place so God dispersed them by confusing their tongues. These people of God were separated because of Sin and now on Pentecost God is reuniting his people with the pouring of the Spirit to make up His church. We cannot lower the the Holy Spirit to just another possession that we have gotten, but He is a heavenly gift, received by the repentant through faith. The Holy Spirit is the one who brings us into this one true faith and helps us to live as the people of God. When I was in about 3rd or 4th grade I would ask myself what does the Spirit actually do. As I got older to the confirmation age, I learned that the Spirit does more than just hang out with us, but he is the one that calls, gathers and enlightens us. These are just some thoughts when we think about Pentecost. 

In Christ, 


What is a Vicar?

You might be asking, “What is a Vicar?”  For the preparation of future pastors, The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod seminary training is a four year, post-graduate (after college) program.  The first two years are spent in the classroom (at either Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, or Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana).  The third year is a year-long internship, called a “Vicarage,” with a congregation.  Among the many things a Vicar does:  preaching and teaching; hospital and shut in calls; attending meetings; basically, getting to know the pastoral ministry in as well-rounded a way as possible.  The fourth year of training is back at the seminary before the student is graduated with a Master of Divinity degree.  Please keep our Vicar in your prayers this year as he prepares to serve Christ’s Church as a pastor.

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