God is fire

(I preached this sermon on Pentecost, May 31, 2020. You can find the full worship service at www.ststephenlc.org).

Fire has three necessary ingredients — you need heat, fuel, and oxygen. Take away any one of the three and a fire will either not start or it will be extinguished pretty quickly. Heat is necessary for fire so that the chemical reactions can take place that produces fire or keeps it going. Think of when you strike a match — the friction releases energy and heat.

Fuel is necessary because without something to burn, you don’t have a fire. Think of any campfire you have…



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Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.