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Truthinator has been going through the book of Acts. And sure enough he reached Acts 2 and made a discovery. Oh did he?! Well, you see there was a ….
Boom-shakalaka boom-shakalaka … Many of you have heard similar sounds to this from people saying they are speaking in tongues. But are they? Look at scripture. The disciples were gathered together and a rush of sound like the sound of wind entered the room. Something like divided tongues of fire rested upon each disciple. Each was filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke with other tongues (languages) as the Spirit gave them utterance.
The fire was not literal fire as we usually think of fire but God-sent visual signs that His power was active in that place. This was not the first time God had used fire to indicate His presence. …Read More!
Well how do you draw crowds on Pentecost Sunday? Er, by eating fire behind the pulpit. Seriously …
Reverend Nick Davies, of St Philip and St James’ Church in Cheltenham, was marking Pentecost.
“I don’t get many ooh’s and aah’s and gasps during my sermon but I did this morning,” he said.
At Pentecost the church celebrates the descending of the Holy Spirit for the first time on Jesus’s disciples.
The Bible says the disciples were together when they were filled with the Holy Spirit and what appeared to be tongues of fire came to rest on each of them.
Mr Davies has never accidentally set fire to anything but he said the church banners were moved to the far end of the building just in case.
“There were some suggestions that some people would like us to get rid of the pews, and this could be a good opportunity …Read More!