Pentecost

A prayer led in British Sign Language (BSL) at Pentecost

A prayer led in British Sign Language (BSL) with English captions, for Pentecost.

You can find Pentecost related terminology translated into BSL in our Pentecost category. You may also like to read about the coming of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2:4-7

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Apostle

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Apostle. In the New Testament usually referring to one who was with Jesus in person, a close disciple of Jesus, one who then took early Christian teaching and missionary work.

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Ascend / Ascension

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Ascend. Go up. In the Bible it usually refers to Jesus leaving earth and going to heaven.

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Baptism / Baptize / Baptise / Baptised (Full Immersion)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Baptism / Baptize / Baptise / Baptised (Full Immersion). The ceremony of immersing a person (usually adult, although some churches will baptize children if they are able to declare their faith) in water to show they have made a full commitment to Jesus Christ. Jesus himself was baptized by full immersion in the River Jordan.

Bible references include: Matthew 3:13-17

See also: Baptism / Baptize / Christening (Infant) and Baptism / Baptize

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Disciples

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Disciples. Followers of Jesus during his lifetime; commonly used to refer to the twelve apostles.

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Homoousios / Homoousion / Consubstantial

A British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation of Homoousios / Homoousion / Consubstantial. A theological doctrine, included as part of the Nicene Creed, which describes Jesus (God the Son), the Holy Spirit, and God the Father as the same essence, the same being. This has become a foundation of our understanding of the Trinitarian God.

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Jerusalem

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Jerusalem. The capital city of Israel.

See also: City of David

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Jesus / Christ / Jesus Christ

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Jesus / Christ / Jesus Christ. The second person of the Trinity; the Son of God. Jesus, Christ, and Jesus Christ are all signed as shown here, however lip pattern varies to match the words.

The name Jesus comes from the Hebrew-Aramaic word Yeshua, which means “Yahweh (the Lord) is salvation.” Christ is actually a title for Jesus, it comes from the Greek word Christos, meaning “the Anointed One”. Yeshua was a common alternative form of the name Yehoshua (Joshua).

When Jesus is referred to in the context of advent and Christmas some people choose to fingerspell his name. However, the ‘nails in the hands’ sign is Jesus’ sign-name therefore can be used to refer to Jesus in all contexts; in prophecies about him, before and during the nativity story, throughout his life, and after his death.

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Jew (Jewish People)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Jew (Jewish People). Originally this referred to an inhabitant of Judah, later a Hebrew, later still (ie by New Testament times) the word was used for an Israelite.

See also: Judaism and Jew (Jewish People) and Hebrew / Hebrews (People) and Israelites and Israel (Tribe) and Hasidim / Chassidism / Hasidic Judaism and Messianic Judaism

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Passover Festival

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Passover Festival. Annual Jewish celebration commemorating their people being delivered by Moses from slavery in Egypt.

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Pentecost (Christian Festival)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Pentecost (Christian Festival). Contextually this sign refers to the Christian festival of Pentecost, not the Jewish festival.

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Presence of the Holy Spirit

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Presence of the Holy Spirit. The presence of the Holy Spirit can cause fear, reverence or bring blessing and comfort.

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Speaking in Tongues / Glossolalia

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Speaking in Tongues / Glossolalia. One of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, which allows a person to praise God, pray or prophesy in a language they have never learned.

Bible references include: Acts 2:4-7

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Tower of Babel

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Tower of Babel. A tall tower featured in a story in Genesis, representing the inability of different peoples to understanding one another’s languages.

Bible references include: Genesis 11:1-9

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