Jay Pathak – Pentecost Sunday

Jay Pathak, director of Vineyard USA addresses all the Vineyard churches this Pentecost Sunday, exploring the longing for spiritual encounters beyond the physical world. In this message, Jay looks at

  • Why people seek psychic readings, while the anticipation for spiritual experiences in church may be different.
  • How the Holy Spirit was poured out on the early disciples, emphasizing the experiential nature of encountering God.
  • The significance of humility and receiving the gift of life through Jesus Christ.
  • Embracing that the reality of life with God is more profound than the temporary physical world.
  • How to engage in practices that invite the Holy Spirit’s presence and power.

Join us, along with all the Vineyard churches in the USA as we remember the Holy Spirit.


  1. What do you think draws people to seek spiritual experiences outside of traditional religious settings, such as psychic readings or other metaphysical practices? How does this compare to their interest in organized religious institutions?
  2. Have you ever had a personal experience or encounter with the divine or a higher power? How would you describe that experience and its impact on your life?
  3. What is the significance of the day of Pentecost in the Christian faith? How does the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the early disciples relate to the idea of encountering God’s presence and power?
  4. How does the contrast between the temporary nature of the physical world and the eternal reality of life with God influence your understanding of what truly matters and holds significance in life?
  5. Reflecting on the concept of humility as a key factor in receiving the gift of life in Jesus, how does this perspective challenge or confirm your beliefs about salvation and spiritual growth?
  6. What does it mean to be filled with the Holy Spirit and allow God’s presence to transform our lives? How do you understand the concept of opening ourselves up to God’s power and guidance?
  7. In seeking a deeper experience of God’s presence and power, how can we actively pursue and invite the Holy Spirit into our lives? What specific practices or attitudes can help cultivate a greater awareness of God’s presence?
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