Deep Breaths

May 26, 2024
An Interwoven Story
Rev. Benjamin Wines
Mark 1:1-13

We look forward to joining you in Worship this Sunday, starting at 11:00AM in the Sanctuary. You can also find our services online at the HVBC YouTube Channel. Today’s sermon is titled, “Deep Breaths”. We will be reading from Romans 8:22-27, and our Call to Worship comes from Acts 2.

Call to Worship (Acts 2:1-4, 17-18, 21)
Leader: When the day of Pentecost had come,
People: [The disciples] were all together in one place.
Leader: And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind,
People: And it filled the entire house where they were sitting.
Leader: Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them,
People: And a tongue rested on each of them.
Leader: All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit
People: And began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
Leader: “In the last days it will be, God declares,
People: “That I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,
Leader: “And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
People: “And your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.
Leader: “Even upon my slaves, both men and women,
People: “In those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.
All: “Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Questions for Further Reflection:
When we think of Pentecost, we usually think of the Holy Spirit as a mighty, rushing wind.
What do you think of Paul’s image of the Holy Spirit — a deep breath or a sigh too deep for words?