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Ascended, but STILL not finished yet...

How many people have ever been in a tornado? I have been in a couple myself. One time was when I was in 7th Grade. We were rehearsing for a play called “Phantom of the Junior High”…the art teacher and music director and theatre person got together and adapted the “Phantom of the Opera” for our school. We were about to head to the gym where the stage was when we heard the wind pick up like we’d never heard before. We all looked at each other wondering what was really going on. Sirens then went off and we all ran down the hall to take cover. I was at a position where I could see outside…like usual…and I will never forget the scene I saw. Trees literally bent over in half. Debris all over the place. I had a hard time grasping the reality of what the wind could really do up until I saw it that day. Nature is a very powerful thing.

This week, we are going to look at Acts 2:1-21; which is the passage of Pentecost…where the Holy Spirit came down on the apostles like a “violent wind”. Kinda li…

Resurrected, but still not finished yet....

I heard about a small country church that was holding a revival in a packed building. It was so crowded that they had to put up chairs everywhere, right up to the pulpit. The evangelist was preaching about the second coming of Christ and had really warmed up to the subject. He was one of those fire and brimstone kind of preachers that marched up and down the pulpit. At one point of his sermon he leaned over toward the audience and shouted out Jesus’ promise: “I am coming soon” He marched up and down the stage some more and then leaned out again over the edge of the stage and cried out, “I am coming soon” Several minutes went by and again he shouted out, “I am coming soon” But this time, he got tangled up in the microphone cord and lost his balance. Tumbling off the stage, he landed right on the lap of a couple sitting in the front row of chairs. The husband looked at his wife and said, “Well, I guess we shouldn’t be surprised. He warned us three times”
As Parents, we all raise our chi…