We talk a lot in Christianity about the Trinity, the three-in-one nature of God that includes Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in some sort of mysterious dynamic interplay. Each is believed to be unique, and yet each is an integral part of the whole of who God is.
There can be little doubt that the least understood of the three persons of the Trinity is the Holy Spirit. Just mentioning the words conjures images of charismatic church services where people speak in tongues, run through the aisles, and prostrate themselves uncontrollably.
And yet, our theology tells us that each of us “receives” the Holy Spirit when we choose to trust in Jesus. But what does that mean? Why don’t we all have the same experience as the first Christians who experienced something clearly tangible and identifiable on that first Pentecost recorded in the book of Acts?
How do we know the Spirit is with us? How can we be sure that the Spirit is acting? Is it just a feeling, like a gut instinct that something other than ourselves is in control? Or is it something else altogether?
Join us this Sunday, May 15, at the Marietta Brewing Company as we celebrate Pentecost Sunday together and discuss the work of the Holy Spirit, how we perceive it, and how we can have confidence that God really is at work among us through the third person of the Trinity.
Happy Half-Hour: 6:30pm
Conversation Begins: 7:00pm