The Day of Pentecost: The Holy Spirit Gives PeaceGen. 11:1-9; Acts 2:1-21; John 14:23-31; Psalm 143Memorization Verses:Gen. 11:7 Come, let us go down andthere confuse their language, so that theymay not understand one anothers speech.Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with theHoly Spirit and began to speak in othertongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.John 14:26 But the Helper, the HolySpirit, whom the Father will send in myname, he will teach you all thingsand bring to your remembrance all that Ihave said to you.Psalm 143:10 Let your good Spirit leadme on level ground!
Pentecost, the ―Fiftieth day‖ is theGreek name for Feast of Weeks, aprominent feast in the ancientIsrael calendar celebrating thegiving of the Law on Sinai.Christians commemorate thedescent of the Holy Spirit upon the12 Apostles. This is the ―Birthdayof the Church‖.•Reflect on God’s gift of thelaw, and his Spirit in you,who helps you abide.•Pray for home church, theLCMS, and the truth goingout to the world.
Use your prayer notes. Use a verse from thebible to reflect on. Pray for the Spirit‘speace. P raiseR epentanceA ppreciationY ouE veryoneR esolveLet us pray to the Lord:Lord, have mercy.1. That the God and Father of ourLord Jesus Christ, who on the Dayof Pentecost graciously poured outthe Holy Spirit upon the Church,would be pleased to pour out theHoly Spirit upon us anew, that we— His people, this Christiancongregation, and our Synod —may be renewed in faith and zealfor the Gospel, strengthened forlife in this world, preserved in thehour of tribulation and enriched inevery way that deepens ourknowledge of the love and graceHe has for us in Christ Jesus…2. If there are those receiving theRite of Confirmation this day:That our gracious and mercifulLord, who has baptized us into Hisname and grace, and taught HisWord according to His promise,would bless and preserve in thetrue faith those who are beingconfirmed this day, that He wouldkeep them in their baptismal grace,forgive them all their sins, sustainthem in their pilgrimage of faithwith his Holy Supper and bringthem at last to everlasting life…3. That our merciful God andSavior, who has promisedforgiveness, life, and salvation toall who faithfully eat and drink Hisbody and blood trusting Hispromise, ―Given and shed for youfor the forgiveness of sin,‖ wouldabundantly give us His healthfulSpirit, that our eating and drinkingmay be beneficial to us, bestowingupon us the fullness of Hisheavenly benediction and grace…
Use your prayer notes. Use a verse from thebible to reflect on. Pray for the Spirit‘speace. P raiseR epentanceA ppreciationY ouE veryoneR esolve4. That the God of peace, whobrought again from the dead theGreat Shepherd of the sheep,thereby making peace betweenGod and sinners through Hiscross, would also grant peaceamong the nations of the earth,that He would raise up andpreserve to us leaders who fearHim that we may live intranquility and justice, that Hewould direct and govern [thepresident of the United States /the Prime Minister of Canada],our Governor, the legislatures ofour nation and states, our judgesand magistrates, and all thosewho administer our laws, that Hewould lead and direct our peoplein the paths of His holycommandments…5. That our gracious andalmighty Lord would bend Hisears to hear the cries of thosewho, in adversity or affliction,cry for help and relief [especially_____________]; that He woulddeliver them from their troubles,heal them of their diseases,strengthen them during theirhour of trial and bring them toeverlasting life; and that Hewould lead them, together withus, to ceaseless praise and highthanksgiving for His abundantmercy in Christ…OPEN PRAYER6. Into Your hands, O Lord, wecommend all for whom we pray,trusting in Your mercy; throughJesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord,who lives and reigns with youand the Holy Spirit, one God,now and forever. Amen.
LSB 4971 Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord!Be all Thy graces now outpouredOn each believers mind and heart;Thy fervent love to them impart,Lord, by the brightness of Thy lightThou in faith dost men uniteOf evry land and evry tongue;This to Thy praise, O Lord, our God, besung.Alleluia! Alleluia!2 Thou holy Light, Guide Divine,Oh, cause the Word of Life to shine.Teach us to know our God arightAnd call Him Father with delight.From evry error keep us free;Let none but Christ our Master beThat we in living faith abide,In Him, our Lord,with all our mightconfide.Alleluia! Alleluia!3 Thou holy Fire, Comfort true,Grant us the will Thy work to doAnd in Thy service to abide;Let trials turn us not aside.Lord, by Thy powr prepare each heart,And to our weakness strength impartThat bravely here we may contend,Through life and death to Thee, ourLord, ascendAlleluia! Alleluia!
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Genesis 11:1-9The Tower of Babel11 Now the whole earth had onelanguage and the same words. 2 And aspeople migrated from the east, theyfound a plain in the land of Shinar andsettled there. 3 And they said to oneanother, ―Come, let us make bricks, andburn them thoroughly.‖ And they hadbrick for stone, and bitumen formortar. 4 Then they said, ―Come, let usbuild ourselves a city and a tower withits top in the heavens, and let us make aname for ourselves, lest we be dispersedover the face of the wholeearth.‖ 5 And the LORD CAME down tosee the city and the tower, which thechildren of man had built. 6 Andthe LORD said, ―Behold, they are onepeople, and they have all one language,and this is only the beginning of whatthey will do. And nothing that theypropose to do will now be impossiblefor them. 7 Come, let us go down andthere confuse their language, so thatthey may not understand one anothersspeech.‖8 So the LORD dispersed themfrom there over the face of all the earth,and they left off building thecity. 9 Therefore its name wascalled Babel, because therethe LORD confused the language of allthe earth. And from therethe LORD dispersed them over the faceof all the earth.
Acts 2:1-21The Coming of the Holy Spirit2 When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were alltogether in one place. 2 And suddenly there camefrom heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind,and it filled the entire house where they weresitting. 3 And divided tongues as of fire appeared tothem and rested on each one of them. 4 And they wereall filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak inother tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.5 Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devoutmen from every nation under heaven. 6 And at thissound the multitude came together, and they werebewildered, because each one was hearing themspeak in his own language.7 And they were amazedand astonished, saying, ―Are not all these who arespeaking Galileans? 8 And how is it that we hear, eachof us in his own native language? 9 Parthiansand Medes andElamites and residents ofMesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus andAsia,10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts ofLibya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors fromRome, 11 both Jews andproselytes, Cretans andArabians—we hear them telling in our own tonguesthe mighty works of God.‖ 12 And all were amazedand perplexed, saying to one another, ―What does thismean?‖ 13 But others mocking said, ―They are filledwith new wine.‖Peters Sermon at Pentecost14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up hisvoice and addressed them: ―Men of Judea and all whodwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and giveear to my words. 15 For these people are not drunk, asyou suppose, since it is only the third hour of theday. 16 But this is what was uttered through theprophet Joel:17 ―‗And in the last days it shall be, God declares,that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,and your young men shall see visions,and your old men shall dream dreams;18 even on my male servants and female servantsin those days I will pour out my Spirit, and theyshall prophesy.19 And I will show wonders in the heavens aboveand signs on the earth below,blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;20 the sun shall be turned to darknessand the moon to blood,before the day of the Lord comes, the great andmagnificent day.21 And it shall come to pass thateveryone who callsupon the name of the Lord shall be saved.‘
John 14:23-3123 Jesus answered him, ―If anyone lovesme, he will keep my word, and myFather will love him, and we will cometo him and make our home withhim. 24 Whoever does not love me doesnot keep my words. And the word thatyou hear is not mine but the Fatherswho sent me.25 ―These things I have spoken to youwhile I am still with you. 26 But theHelper, the Holy Spirit, whom theFather will send in my name, he willteach you all things and bring to yourremembrance all that I have said toyou. 27 Peace I leave with you; mypeace I give to you. Not as the worldgives do I give to you. Let not yourhearts be troubled, neither let them beafraid. 28 You heard me say to you, ‗Iam going away, and I will come toyou.‘ If you loved me, you would haverejoiced, because I am going to theFather, for the Father is greater thanI.29 And now I have told you before ittakes place, so that when it does takeplace you may believe. 30 I will nolonger talk much with you, for the rulerof this world is coming. He has noclaim on me,31 but I do as the Fatherhas commanded me, so that the worldmay know that I love the Father. Rise,let us go from here.
Psalm 143My Soul Thirsts for YouA Psalm of David.143 Hear my prayer, O LORD;give ear to my pleas for mercy!In your faithfulness answer me, inyour righteousness!2 Enter not into judgment with your servant,for no one living is righteous before you.3 For the enemy has pursued my soul;he has crushed my life to the ground;he has made me sit in darkness like thoselong dead.4 Therefore my spirit faints within me;my heart within me is appalled.5 I remember the days of old;I meditate on all that you have done;I ponder the work of your hands.6 I stretch out my hands to you;my soul thirsts for you like a parchedland. Selah7 Answer me quickly, O LORD!My spirit fails!Hide not your face from me,lest I be like those who go down to the pit.8 Let me hear in the morning of your steadfastlove,for in you I trust.Make me know the way I should go,for to you I lift up my soul.9 Deliver me from my enemies, OLORD!I have fled to you for refuge.10 Teach me to do your will,for you are my God!Let your good Spirit lead meon level ground!11 For your names sake, O LORD,preserve mylife!In your righteousness bring my soul out oftrouble!12 And in your steadfast love you willcut offmy enemies,and you will destroy all the adversaries ofmy soul,for I am your servant.
THE DAY OF PENTECOSTGenesis 11:1–9Acts 2:1–21John 14:23–31The Holy Spirit Gives PeaceFollowing the flood, Noah‘s descendants failed to spread out and fill the earth as God hadspoken. Rather, they exalted themselves; with ―one language and the same words‖ (Gen. 11:1)they spoke proudly and arrogantly. The Lord humbled them by confusing ―the language of allthe earth,‖ dividing and dispersing the people (Gen. 11:9). That dispersal was reversed onPentecost Day (the fiftieth day of Easter), when God caused the one Gospel of the Lord JesusChrist to be preached in a multitude of languages. ―At this sound the multitude came together‖(Acts 2:6), for the preaching of Christ is the primary work of the Holy Spirit, whereby Hegathers people from all nations into one Church. The Holy Spirit teaches and brings to ourremembrance the words of Jesus, which are the words of the Father who sent Him. These wordsbestow forgiveness and peace to those who keep and hold on to them in love for Jesus. ―Peace Ileave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not yourhearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.‖ (John 14:27).
This little light of mine, Im gonna let itshine.This little light of mine, Im gonna let itshine, let it shine, let it shine, let itshine.Wont let Satan blow it out.Im gonna let it shine.Wont let Satan blow it out.Im gonna let it shine, let it shine, let itshine, let it shine.Let it shine til Jesus comes.Im gonna let it shine.Let it shine til Jesus comes.Im gonna let it shine, let it shine, let itshine, let it shine.Hide it under a bushel - NO!Im gonna let it shine.Hide it under a bushel - NO!Im gonna let it shine, Let it shine, let itshine, let it shine.Let it shine over the whole wide world,Im gonna let it shine.Let it shine over the whole wide world,Im gonna let it shine, let it shine, let itshine, let it shine.
The Holy Trinity: The HolyTrinity Reveals Himself toSinners Is. 6:1-7 Isaiah‘s Commission Rom. 11:33-36 Doxology John 3:1-17 Jesus TeachesNicodemus Psalm 29 Ascribe to the Lord,you heavenly beings
Is. 6:1-7; Rom. 11:33-36; John 3:1-17; Psalm29Isaiah 6:1-7Isaiah’s Commission6 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw theLord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; andthe train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Abovehim were seraphim, each with six wings: Withtwo wings they covered their faces, with two theycovered their feet, and with two they wereflying.3 And they were calling to one another:―Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty;the whole earth is full of his glory.‖4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts andthresholds shook and the temple was filled withsmoke.5 ―Woe to me!‖ I cried. ―I am ruined! For I am aman of unclean lips, and I live among a people ofunclean lips, and my eyes have seen theKing, theLORD Almighty.‖6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a livecoal in his hand, which he had taken with tongsfrom the altar. 7 With it he touched my mouth andsaid, ―See, this has touched your lips; your guiltis taken away and your sin atoned for.‖Romans 11:33-36Doxology33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdomand[a] knowledge of God!How unsearchable his judgments,and his paths beyond tracing out!34 ―Who has known the mind of the Lord?Or who has been his counselor?‖[b]35 ―Who has ever given to God,that God should repay them?‖[c]36 For from him and through him and for him areall things.To him be the glory forever! Amen.John 3:1-17Jesus Teaches Nicodemus3 Now there was a Pharisee, a man namedNicodemus who was a member of the Jewishruling council. 2 He came to Jesus at night andsaid, ―Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher whohas come from God. For no one could performthe signsyou are doing if God were not withhim.‖3 Jesus replied, ―Very truly I tell you, no one cansee the kingdom of God unless they are bornagain.[a]‖4 ―How can someone be born when they are old?‖Nicodemus asked. ―Surely they cannot enter asecond time into their mother‘s womb to beborn!‖5 Jesus answered, ―Very truly I tell you, no onecan enter the kingdom of God unless they areborn of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth toflesh, but the Spirit[b] gives birth to spirit. 7 Youshould not be surprised at my saying,‗You[c] must be born again.‘ 8 The wind blowswherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but youcannot tell where it comes from or where it isgoing. So it is with everyone born of theSpirit.‖[d]9 ―How can this be?‖ Nicodemus asked.10 ―You are Israel‘s teacher,‖ said Jesus, ―and doyou not understand these things? 11 Very truly Itell you, we speak of what we know, and wetestify to what we have seen, but still you peopledo not accept our testimony. 12 I have spoken toyou of earthly things and you do not believe; howthen will you believe if I speak of heavenlythings?13 No one has ever gone intoheaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.[e]14 Just as Moses lifted up thesnake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man mustbe lifted up,[f]15 that everyone who believes mayhave eternal life in him.‖[g]16 For God so loved the world that he gave hisone and only Son, that whoever believes in himshall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For Goddid not send his Son into the world to condemnthe world, but to save the world through him.Psalm 29A psalm of David.1 Ascribe to the LORD, you heavenly beings,ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.2 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name;worship the LORD in the splendor ofhis[a]holiness.3 The voice of the LORD is over the waters;the God of glory thunders,the LORD thunders over the mighty waters.4 The voice of the LORD is powerful;the voice of the LORD is majestic.5 The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars;the LORD breaks in pieces the cedars ofLebanon.6 He makes Lebanon leap like a calf,Sirion[b] like a young wild ox.7 The voice of the LORD strikeswith flashes of lightning.8 The voice of the LORD shakes the desert;the LORD shakes the Desert of Kadesh.9 The voice of the LORD twists the oaks[c]and strips the forests bare.And in his temple all cry, ―Glory!‖10 The LORD sits enthroned over the flood;the LORD is enthroned as King forever.11 The LORD gives strength to his people;the LORD blesses his people with peace.