This Week's Sermon

May 23, 2021

B26: The Day of Pentecost, Year B (2021)

Amy Butler

“Growing up in a big family we were committed birthday celebrators…Birthdays are a natural time to look back and see where we’ve been, because life has a way of taking us places we’d never imagined,” begins Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, Interim Senior Minister at National City Christian Church in Washington, DC. Today, on Pentecost Sunday, the birthday of the church, Butler preaches a sermon called “If We Knew Then” based on Acts 2:1-21. Butler says, “Seems like a good time to look back to gather the courage to move forward, because the first disciples and all of us can definitely look at each other and say: Wow, if we only knew then what we know now…!”

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Amy Butler, currently serving as interim pastor of National City Christian Church in Washington, DC, is a popular preacher, speaker, and writer. Visit her website at



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