Sunday series: 05/23/2010 (#87)
Where: Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church at 11am
“11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” (1 Corinthians 13:11-23 KJV)
“1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. 5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.” (Acts 2:1-5 KJV)
- Israel Parade on 5th (as usual)
- broken people = imperfect people
- Story of Pentecost [regarding Acts 2:1-5]
- Speaking different languages = economy
- Esperanto — “one wishes”
- Queens [County] — most linguistic part of the US (Census 2000)
- Jerusalem compared to the Borough of Queens, NY.
- first impression of Christians to be drunk [regarding Acts 2:1-5]
- reference to the Tower of Babel (confusion, division of the language) [regarding Genesis 11:1-9]
- Pentecost to reverse the act of God in the Tower of Babel
- After listening about Esperanto, I became a member of lernu! — not that I’m doing well at all learning this language.