Sermon: You Will Be My Witnesses

The message of Pentecost is essential to the life of the church. In a broken world of injustice, we cannot be witnesses to God’s enduring, strong love and engage this ministry of restoration without the power of the Holy Spirit. And, yes, this is the very same Spirit through which Creation came into being. The power of the Holy Spirit centers and settles each of us in the presence of God to encounter our original purpose of love. When we encounter this original intention of God, we are at home: our languages are important, we matter and we are loved. The Holy Spirit gives us the power of God’s purpose, which is manifested in our witness.

We invite you to use this sermon when celebrating Pentecost Sunday. Written by the Rev. Dr. Ray G. Jones III, Director of Theology, Formation & Evangelism, Presbyterian Mission Agency.