Today we celebrate Pentecost – the birthday of the church.  You know the famous story of the flames descending from heaven, and the faithful speaking in tongues.  This story took place 50 days after Jesus ascended into heaven, and marked a significant turning point in the history of the church.  But it still holds a unique relevance for Christians today.  Today we need to continually ask ourselves, are our hearts open each day to God’s call?  Are we still available to the Holy Spirit or are we closing ourselves off from God’s direction in our lives?  How can we offer our gifts and talents to furthering the kingdom of God?

Based on Acts 2:1-13 & 1 Corinthians 12:12-20.