Here is the link to the lessons for this Sunday
And here are questions for us to prayerfully consider as we prepare to receive them:
Peter quotes from the book of the prophet Joel. In this passage, what stands out to you regarding the people on whom the Spirit will descend? Especially for the first century in that part of the world, are you surprised by all the groups of people that are included? What might that mean for the Spirit coming upon us today? Who might be included today that would surprise us?
Psalm 104:25-35, 37
Read this passage slowly. Appreciate all the nature images that reveal the connection between God’s Spirit and all of creation. Some humans tend to think life is all about us—this passage shows God cares about all of God’s creation. One line is particularly fun— “there is that Leviathan, which you have made for the sport of it.” The psalmist sings that God made sea monsters just for the fun of it. There is a playful aspect to God and creation, even the scary parts.
1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
Gifts are given to individuals, but are given for the common good. What are your gifts? How are you using them today? If you are not using them now, how might you start to use them in the year ahead?
This is part of the passage which we heard on the second Sunday of Easter. What stands out to you in this telling of how Jesus gave the Spirit to his followers? What are the central signs of the Spirit’s presence and work among us? How do you feel the Spirit in your life today?