Date: Sunday, November 4, 2018
God promised that He would give His Spirit to His people. Jesus reiterated this promise to His disciples, and encouraged them to wait in Jerusalem for the Holy Spirit to be given to them. Because the Holy Spirit is so key to our lives as followers of Jesus Christ, our new message series will be called 'Spirit of God Lift Me Up'. We will look at Scripture to learn more about the Holy Spirit’s powerful work throughout history and in the world today and in our lives.
Power is something that people throughout the ages has sought after. In the realm of the natural and physical, the world that we can see and observe, we are amazed by the power of the wind caused by a hurricane or tornado, the power of the sun to produce energy, and even the power of an ant to lift things ten times its size. Powerful people, whether that power is fueled by one’s intellect, ability, finances, shear strength, speed, creativity, or even cunning, are often praised and looked up to in our society. Then we have the power that we recognize as other worldly or supernatural. The spiritual realm is real, and the Bible has much to talk about it. When talking about spirits, the Bible makes it clear that there are basically two kinds of spirits. To understand this truth and the power found in those who have the Spirit of God, we are going to look at 1 John 4:1-6.