Reading: Acts 2:1-21
This summer, when our campers study Living in God’s Time, we will look at Pentecost on Fridays and learn more about the Day of Pentecost as well as the season of “Ordinary Time.” While Pentecost might be a word some of our campers have heard before, they might not remember the story of Pentecost. But they do know about birthdays and birthday parties and this story is often called the birthday of the church!
A lot happens in this story: a violent wind. Tongues of fire. Speaking in different languages. But Peter calms the crowd and reminds them that God works in mysterious ways and that this is the time to call upon God. We know that this also signifies that the Holy Spirit is now among us and we have an advocate to guide and direct us.
Throughout the church year, we learn about Jesus’ life and times on earth. When we reach Pentecost, it is time for us to reflect on the third person of the Trinity and how the Spirit indwells in us and helps us to lead a Christian life. –Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Pick a word or phrase such as “God loves you” and look up how to say it in several languages. Practice saying the words. Language is one tool to tell others about God. What are some others? Close in prayer asking for the tools to tell others about God.
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