The Holy Spirit is the life of God active in the world displaying God’s absolute love for all creation. The Spirit is constantly drawing all of creation towards its ultimate destiny—worship of God forever and ever. This is the same Spirit that hovered over the formless earth, came upon Mary the mother of Jesus, descended on the Savior while in the Jordon River and then poured out on the disciples gathered on in the upper room on the day of Pentecost. But it does ...
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...ohn 14:26). There have been groups who lift up the gifts more than the giver of the gifts. Indeed the gifts are amazing, but pail in comparison to the one who gave them. Also, Paul said, “every part of or lives.” It is not enough to love Jesus on Sunday, but not Monday through Saturday. It is not enough to pray in tongues personally but then use that same tongue to curse those around. The power of the Spirit is to eat away at those inner engines that drive sinful behavior. A person full of the Spirit should be becoming more like Christ in every part of their life, not just in spiritual gifts. Generosity, forgiveness, humility, service, gratefulness should overflow from their life as the Spirit is at work within them. All in all, the Spirit is God’s gift available to all so that the world may know the good news through everyone who has experienced new life in Christ.
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