The Lutheran Order of Service for the Holiday of Pentecost is available here in isiZulu, seTswana and English too. Today it comes with a sermon based on God’s Word from the Holy Gospel of St. John in the 14th chapter verses 23-27 written by Rev. Dr. Karl Böhmer (LTS in Tshwane, GP) in English (Sermon for Pentecost) and translated by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN) into isiZulu (wz1530150524 umkhosi wokubkhumbula ukuthululwa kukaMoya oNgcwele) and seTswana (wt1530150524 wa kgomareletso ya Mowa o o Boitshepo).
The readings for Pentecost are:
- Old Testament: Numbers 11:11-12.14-17.24-25
- The Epistle: Acts 2:1-18
- The Gospel: St. John 14:23-27
- Psalm: 118:24-26a.27.29
The liturgical colour is red.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for Pentecost: Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. (Zec 4:6 KJV)
A collect for Pentecost: Almighty and everlasting God, You fulfilled Your promise by sending the gift of the Holy Spirit to unite disciples of all nations in the cross and resurrection of Your Son, Jesus Christ. By the preaching of the Gospel spread this gift to the ends of the earth; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever. (LSB Altar Book Pg.901)
If you are called to preach this weekend, may the triune God give you joy and strength, wisdom, knowledge and insight – and the true words and pictures to preach his holy will faithfully according to his most precious revelation of his will and promises in both the Old and New Testament! However if you are not preaching, but listening – then listen as if God is talking to you + His precious gospel is “the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” (Rom 1:16 NIV)
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