The Christian holiday of Pentecost, which is celebrated on the 49th day (the seventh Sunday) after Easter Sunday, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks, as described in the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 2:1–31)
Pentecost is therefor the day that the church was born!
Christ was Born, was Crucified, was Buried, and rose again, spent thirty days with His disciples, and then ascended to heaven. Pentecost immediately followed His ‘Ascension’. For two millennia, Christians have been celebrating the church’s birthday!
I asked myself one question. What are we honestly celebrating?
I was invited to share the word on this Sunday (31 May) with my family back home and the Lord prepared me over the weeks to appreciate the promise that when we believed, we were marked with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13), which to me is an everyday celebration.
For the purpose of reflecting on the message and Engaging the family to discuss the word, below are 2 guides that can be useful.