Here's this week's Pentecost Bible study blog entry for i.ucc:
On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit arrived in dramatic fashion. This week’s Bible reading from Acts 2:1-21 describes a violent wind, divided tongues as of fire, spontaneous language, amazement and questions. Take a look at this artwork from Jesus Mafa. What emotions do you see expressed in the artist’s rendition of Pentecost?
I see joy, concern, amazement, surprise, fear, awe, confusion, curiousity, glee and even indifference. What emotions do you see? What emotions do you experience when thinking about the Holy Spirit’s dramatic arrival. What about emotions you feel with the thought of the spirit’s presence?