pentecost dovePentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit on the disciples, sends the Christian faith and church into the world. The experience of the Holy Spirit determines and guides the faith. This dynamic power is what gives the church and Christians their power in the world. However, the Holy Spirit and how it works has not been developed in the contemporary church. Understanding the Spirit will determine the future of the church and many aspects of the faith. What Jesus tells Nicodemus about being born of the Spirit, in John 3, is a lesson setting the stage for every Christian; and every Christian has to ask the question, “Have I been born of the SPIRIT?” The spiritual birth and body and how it matures is our meditation on Sunday.