What is Pentecost? Why Does It Matter?

Today is Pentecost Sunday, a day of celebration for Christians around the world. In the last three days I have been blogging on the meaning and spiritual significance of Pentecost. I have gathered these three posts into a series which I have called:

What is Pentecost? Why Does It Matter?

In this series I discuss the historical origins of Pentecost and how this Christian holiday can make a difference in your relationship with God.

“Pentecost” by Jean Restout II, 1732. Public domain.

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  • Dgibbs18

    Excellent study. Question: how do you view the notion that, just as the Old Testament Pentecost was the first and smaller agricultural harvest ( the “fall’ harvest around September at the Feast of Tabernacles being the larger one), so too  the New Testament Pentecost  represents the  smaller of God’s spiritual harvests ( to save souls) to be followed by a larger one after the second coming of Jesus (maybe during the millenium and beyond?

  • Anonymous

    Fascinating. I have never heard that before. The symbolism seems to work that way.