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Friday, May 09, 2008

FRIDAY FIVE - Gifts of the Spirit

FROM ACTS CHAPTER 2: 14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: "Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 15 These men are not drunk, as you suppose. It's only nine in the morning! 16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:17 " 'In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. 18 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. 19 I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. 20 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord. 21 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'

(My personal favorite in this passage is how Peter insists the men cannot be drunk because it's only 9:00 a.m.)

Anyway, it's Pentecost and my very first Friday Five! Thinking about all the gifts of the spirit and what Peter said of the "last days"......

Have you or anyone you know

1. ...ever experienced a prophesy (vision or dream) that came true?

2. ...dreamed of a stranger, then actually met them later?

3. ...seen a wonder in heaven? (including UFO's)

4. ...seen a "sign" on the earth?

5. ...experienced knowledge of another language without ever having studied it?

Bonus Question: What would a modern day news coverage of the first Pentecost have sounded like?

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  1. Insomnia might be a gift of the spirit.

    I played here.

  2. Yay! The early bird gets the...yuck. Anyway, I can't sleep, so here's my play!

  3. Goodness Molly and Revanne, you ladies are fast! I played here

  4. Great break from packing for tomorrow's move, PG-thanks so much. Matt's hard at work so I'll get back to it now, leaving my play here.

  5. I played along here

    thanks for a thought provoking challenge!

  6. I played here UFO’s and now I must shower and go to work.

  7. Tiffany- your link isn't working...
    I'm off on a study weekend, looking forward to catching up with more of these when I get home.

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  9. Great fun! I answered , in a less-than-literal fashion here.

    P.S. Can anyone help me become part of the RGBP ring?? I've tried emailing and through ringsurf... Thanks!

  10. i'm looking forward to reading some fun stuff today! that said, i'm rather boring

  11. Oh PG!!!! welcome aboard! I took time and played just for you...
    come on baby light my fire...

    really you can't talk about pentecost & not hum that song can you???

  12. I found myself with some unexpected answers to these very interesting questions. You can read about it here.

  13. I have so much fun playing today, as some of you might suspect!

    Come read a great story (IMO) at my place.

    Looking forward to coming back later to read what others wrote about.

  14. here's mine--thanks and congrats, PG--this was so fun! i love festivals of the Spirit, Pentecost and Reformation, sometimes even more than Easter and Christmas...

  15. Oh, I want to play but I have too much work to do...I look forward to reading others, later....much later...

    (good FF5 PBG)

  16. I spoke here but not prophetically.
    I don't think.

  17. Thanks, Presbyterian Gal...this was a very thought-provoking Friday Five. I played over at my place.

  18. I'm later than usual today...

    Here's mine!


  19. Off to supper now. But I just played here

  20. Fizzle. The link-business isn't working for me.

    The link to the blog is, however:

    Sorry about not playing earlier. I tried to post earlier, but the machine stopped working.

    Have a great weekend!

  21. My late play, made later by google gliches, is here

  22. just wanted to say, Great Job, PG!

  23. This is a great Friday Five and many of the repsonses are equally as great. I know that I am late on this, but since yeasterday was filled up qwith seminary graduation, a am making an appeal for an extension. My play can be found here.


  24. Thanks Diane.

    And thanks to everyone who played!

    Latecomers always welcome.


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