Sun, 27 May 2007
Reading: John 14:8-17 (25-27)
This is Pentecost Sunday, the birthday of the church. The book of Acts describes this day as a time when the Holy Spirit descended as tongues of fire. What started as a small spark has turned into a roaring fire. Two thousand years later this church lives on because this fire was passed from person to person, generation to generation. In the Gospel reading from John, Jesus promises that the Holy Spirit will come to his disciples. Because of the Spirit, they will be able to do even greater works than had yet been seen among them. This is a "Spirited Life" in which God, through His Spirit, is at work to move each of us to go deeper in our love of Jesus, our trust of Jesus and our obedience to Jesus.
Basic Focus: The work of the Holy Spirit.
To Know: The Spirit is at work in our lives to unite us to the work of Christ and the will of God.
To Feel: We are empowered to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ in our world.
To Do: Give our lives in service to people of our generation.
Direct download: 2007-05-27_Pastor-Scott-Hackler_Spirited_Spirited-Life.mp3
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