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Deep Breaths

Jun 04, 2017

Passage: John 20:19-23

Speaker: Dave Lyle

Series: Lectionary Year A

Category: Pentecost season (summer)

Come, Holy Spirit! Today we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, poured out by God, breathed out by Jesus. To what end? So that the church would be empowered to live out the work of Jesus. Peter preaches that in the Spirit’s life, we will dream God’s dream. Jesus tells us that this dream is a dream of peace. Perhaps it seems like a pipe dream, an easy answer to pageant questions but a much more elusive reality to enact. It is not, however, up to us to create peace; we simply receive it. Living in peace, we are called to forgive one another as God has forgiven us. The peace we receive is lived out through forgiveness, breathing out the sins and hurts of the past and breathing in the Spirit of life.

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