Revelation

Hearing and Seeing the Apocalypse: A Sunday School Introduction

The following are my brief notes written as a Sunday School introduction for adults to the book of the Revelation that I taught May 13, 2018 at New Life Assembly of God in Ellendale, ND. What is “apocalypse”? It is a “revealing” of something. This book belongs to a broader genre of writings known to… Continue reading Hearing and Seeing the Apocalypse: A Sunday School Introduction

Mark

Sometimes It Causes Me to Tremble: Reflections on Mark 16.1-8

Following the lectionary, I preached the Gospel portion from Mark 16.1-8 this morning. This may not seem strange to others, but for a Pentecostal preacher to end before the well known long ending of Mark is tantamount to heresy (not really, but it is a rare phenomenon that cuts against the grain). The Gospel of… Continue reading Sometimes It Causes Me to Tremble: Reflections on Mark 16.1-8

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

A Brief Pentecostal Hearing of the Lectionary: Baptism of the Lord

The readings from the Revised Common Lectionary for this coming Sunday, January 7, 2018 offer an intriguing correlation for a Pentecostal hearing of these texts in harmony. Genesis 1:1-5; Psalm 29; Acts 19:1-7; Mark 1:4-11. The Genesis text describes the hovering of the divine Spirit over the waters at creation leading into the calling of… Continue reading A Brief Pentecostal Hearing of the Lectionary: Baptism of the Lord