As pastors and ministry leaders, there are dates on the church calendar which hold great significance and shape the messages we share. They also influence what we pray and believe for, as we seek to align our work with that of the Spirit. With Pentecost Sunday soon approaching , we encourage you to challenge your congregation to a deeper walk with the Spirit. The Spirit is at work all across our nation, and around the world. Let’s prepare ourselves in anticipation of a powerful move of the Spirit in our local congregations, today and every day. As we live lives that are fully and actively engaged with the Spirit, may those around us not only see and hear but also experience what it means to live a Spirit-empowered life.

 

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Here are some Pentecost Sunday resources we would like to make available for your to consider in the lead-up to this special day as you prepare your sermon content, or that you can also share with your congregation members for their learning and application.


Marie Miller

Lead pastor of Pickering Pentecostal Church, also has some material from her Re-Ignite series (attached as a PDF document) which we appreciate her making available to the wider PAOC family.

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As a Pentecostal family, we are a part of larger organizations including The Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches of North America (PCCNA), an interdenominational fellowship of Pentecostal and charismatic churches and denominations in North America and Empowered 21. We are excited to be at these influential tables as a united force to:

Unite the Global Spirit-filled movement together intergenerationally for the purpose of seeking a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the 21st century.

Focus the energy and resources of the Spirit-empowered global church on the harvest and challenges before us.

Provide a platform for addressing the crucial issues facing the 21st century Spirit-empowered church.

Discover contemporary methods, vocabulary, spiritual grace and relational favour needed for engaging every generation in Spirit-empowered living.

Witness greater convergence and collaboration of Spirit-empowered ministries around the world.

We encourage you to visit the Empowered21 website where you will find more helpful resources.

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Sermons On Pentecost


jack-w-hayfordDr. Jack Hayford, affectionately known as “Pastor Jack,” is a deeply respected Pentecostal statesman, author, speaker and composer who has influenced generations of leaders. The source of his impact goes beyond skills and gifts to a person deeply committed to an intimate relationship with his Lord with total dependency on the person and work of the Spirit. Because of our friendship, and our partnership with the Jack Hayford Library, we are excited and grateful for the offer made to provide to our PAOC pastors and credential holders three of Pastor Jack’s sermons related to Pentecost:

  • The Four Facts of Pentecost
  • The Force of Pentecost
  • The Fullness of Pentecost

These messages are sure to be a blessing to you as you prepare for Pentecost Sunday.

Access not only the audio versions of each of these messages, but also Pastor Jack’s two-page sermon outline, and his complete message transcript—for all three messages.

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We also encourage you to participate in the offer being extended to our PAOC credential holders—to subscribe to the entire Jack Hayford Library—over 600 messages in audio, outline and full transcript form. You will see this offer when access the June 4 messages. The cost is minimal, whether monthly or annually, and well worth the investment. Pentecost Sunday is just around the corner. This offer may inspire your next message, or maybe even an entire series on Pentecost!

Resources Recommended by Wordcom Christian Resources


Our Fellowship is served well by our very own Wordcom Christian Resources. Visit www.wordcom.ca for featured resources on life in the Spirit. If you search “Pentecost” on the Wordcom site, 54 more resources will be at your fingertips. Let us take you there quickly with this link:

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Allow us to draw to your attention one of our featured books by our very own Roger Stronstad, A Pentecostal Biblical Theology: Turning Points in the Story of Redemption.

As a well-respected Pentecostal biblical scholar, Roger Stronstad, turns his attention to the construction of an overarching biblical theology that runs from Genesis to Revelation. Bringing his considerable narrative and theological skills to this task, Stronstad makes the bold proposal that the entire canon, from creation to the new creation, reveals a rather clear and distinctive shape and content that may be traced by a series of seven turning points in redemptive history. These turning points include five found in the Old Testament (creation, the flood, Babel, wilderness, and exile) and two found in the New Testament (the first coming of Jesus and the climax of history).

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  • The key turning points in biblical and human history
  • The most significant biblical characters
  • Accounts for every biblical covenant
  • Explains the significance of the fact that there are seven turning points
  • The discovery that the agents of the new start of the last four cycles have the name Joshua (Hebrew) = Jesus (Greek), which means “God saves,” illustrating the repetitive triumph of redemption over human cosmic and global sinfulness.

This work is a welcome addition to the field of Pentecostal biblical theology.

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648469Miracle Invasion by Dean Merrill includes modern examples of spiritual gifts in action and true stories that will rekindle expectation that the Holy Spirit is alive and well, working in our time, on our continent, whenever we welcome His presence. In Miracle Invasion you will see that God is at work for your good—today! This book contains stories from members of The Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches of North America (PCCNA), an association of denominations and networks across Canada, the U.S., and Mexico with the motto of “demonstrating unity in the power of the Spirit.” Dean Merrill is a former magazine editor and writer best known for his award-winning collaborations with such Christian leaders as Jim Cymbala (Brooklyn Tabernacle), Wess Stafford (Compassion International), and Gracia Burnham (Philippine missionary hostage survivor). This book includes Canadian testimonies, some of which are our very own PAOC stories.

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