Sermons from “Traditional Service”
Jesus “set his face” to go to Jerusalem, which is a key to understanding almost all of Luke’s gospel: the point of Jesus’ life was to go to the place of his death, resurrection, and ascension. But how did the people know Jesus’ face was set? How could they tell? Faces are like sacraments: outward and visible signs of something that’s inward and spiritual and deep.
Pentecost is all about God the Holy Spirit descending down in fire and smoke and thunder! In fact, throughout the Old Testament, God descends down in fire and smoke and thunder? But in the New Testament, where is the fire, smoke and thunder? What does that have to do with us today?