It is only by walking in the power of God’s Holy Spirit that we can truly change and become obedient servants of Christ Jesus. He alone is our Lord and Savior and before Him every knee shall bow and every tongue confess. Jesus is Lord and there is no other name by which we are saved.
I was so surprised to hear my new pastor, Tim, introduce his new series on this very subject. He began with the question: what is Church? And of course, we know the answer to be: The People who Love and Obey Jesus + The Holy Spirit who Abides Within Them. Without the Holy Spirit, they have no power at all. Without the Holy Spirit, they are dry, broken bones. We can do nothing ourselves. Today’s service focused on the very first thing Jesus told his disciples to do after he was resurrected and before he ascended into heaven. And that was: WAIT. Wait for the Holy Spirit. Because without it, they would have no power.
Remember, they had already been water baptized. They already believed that Jesus was their Lord, Master, King, and Savior. They were already ready to die for his sake. They were excited and ready to take…
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