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Lectionary sermon for May 24 2015 Pentecost Year b on John 15:26-27,16:4b-15 (and Acts 2: 1-21)

Pentecost – speaking in tongues… what was that all about? And what is John on about when he quotes Jesus saying he will leave a comforter with us to help us out when we are being persecuted? I sometimes wonder … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for May 27 2012 Pentecost Year b on John 15:26-27,16:4b-15 (and Acts 2: 1-21)

When I was still a university student, I first witnessed the phenomenon of speaking in tongues. On that occasion I went as an invited guest to a Pentecostal service in Christchurch. The experience left me with two lasting impressions. First … Continue reading

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