May 19/20 – Spirit of the Living God – Lutheran Weekend Worship

There was an old television show called To Tell the Truth. By means of questions and
answers, the panel was to guess which of the three contestants was the real subject. This,
of course, meant that the other two had to lie their way through their answers. In many
ways, we are confronted with the same struggle between the truth and the lie every day.
Today we celebrate the coming and work of God the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the
Trinity. Jesus calls Him “the Spirit of truth.” Working through the Scriptures, God reveals
the truth—both the ugly truth and the beautiful truth. The ugly truth is that we are
sinners. The beautiful truth is that in Jesus, God has forgiven our sin and has come to bring
us eternal life. The Spirit says through the prophet Ezekiel, “You shall know that I am the
Lord, when I open your graves,” and “I will put My Spirit within you, and you shall live”
(Ezekiel 37:13–14). The Day of Pentecost demonstrated that no barriers of language or
anything else in all creation can hinder God’s will to speak the Good News of the Gospel
to the whole world. Listen-In or Watch below!

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