Sunday, 27 May 2012

The Holy Spirit and me

Today is Whit Sunday, also called Feast of Pentecost. In the church throughout the Western world it is the Sunday when traditionally the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the first Christians is celebrated. So what difference does the Holy Spirit make in our world, in the church and in me?

My journey towards faith in Christ began in a fine Pentecostal church in Bedford when I was in my early teens. Douglas Quy was the able and gifted pastor.  Moving to London as a medical student I tried out some large evangelical Anglican churches but eventually settled in a small, vibrant and amazingly cosmopolitan Pentecostal church just off Edgeware Road.  Bernard Porter was the pastor and a wonderful, humble and godly man he was too (he had a particular ministry amongst the prisoners of Wormwood Scrubs).

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