In this Rom 8:22-27 Paul sets the nature of our salvation, and reception of the Holy Spirit, against the backdrop of all history. It’s pretty cool.
Below is the first draft I wrote for my Sunday sermon. It’s “pretty OK,” but given the events of this week I felt the second half had to be rewritten.
On the day of Pentecost, not long after Jesus’ ascension, the Spirit came down and rested “like tongues of fire” on each of the disciples’ heads, and they began to speak in other languages.