Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and a workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused. So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together.
We kicked off a new series in our Kfirst community that focuses on the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. And our series began with a focus upon four words out of Acts 1:4, “you heard from me.” We wanted to look at Jesus words regarding the Holy Spirit. (Click here for yesterday’s notes.) “I believe in the Holy Spirit” is more than a theological statement. It is a personal declaration.
As we began our look at the empowerment of the church in Acts, we started with a teaching on the Holy Spirit. Our desire was to establish that the Holy Spirit isn’t a “third wheel” (superfluous) to a believer’s life but essential to us.
So we looked at the words of Jesus to see who the Holy Spirit is.
- The Holy Spirit is a someONE not a someTHING. John 14:17
- The Holy Spirit is God. Matthew 28:19
- The Holy Spirit is involved in every step of salvation. John 3:5, John 16:8
- The Holy Spirit is our comforter. John 14:16
- The Holy Spirit is our helper. John 14:16
- The Holy Spirit points toward Jesus. John 15:26
- The Holy Spirit is our source of power. Acts 1:8
As a believer in Jesus, we have an uninterruptible power supply that is available without measure. And that power is found in the presence of the Holy Spirit.
This week, would you find some time engaging in prayer and asking the Holy Spirit to do a work WITH you, IN you, and UPON you? Would you allow Him to do a brand new work in your life outside of your comfort zone. Remember, the Holy Spirit will not make your problems go away, but will empower you to face your problems in God’s strength.
Also, don’t forget to join us EACH SUNDAY NIGHT for our “Encounter Nights” as we move into times of worship and prayer together to see our lives “Empowered” with the Holy Spirit’s presence.
Love you all. We’ll see you next week.
BTW: Here’s the new song that we used on Sunday morning.