When the Spirit Comes

Some of the most famous words from the Bible come from John 3:16; “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son…”

But do you know that’s not all God has given us?

1 John 4:13: “And God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live in him and he in us.” NLT

The story of the Bible is the story of God’s unstoppable work to reconcile and restore the world to union and communion with Him. It’s the whole point of everything everything God does.

In the book of Acts, we see the story continue in real world history as God pours out His very own Spirit upon people who pledge allegiance to His Son, the Word made flesh… Jesus. Jesus even told His disciples before ascending to heaven temporarily, to wait for the outpouring and infilling of the Holy Spirit. This gift of the unique Holy Spirit of God will empower people to live with God and reach the world with the incredible news of God’s great love.

The apostle Peter made it perfectly clear in Acts 2:38-39 and here’s how it works:

“Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”

Join us as we look at how God reaches the world today with His presence and His power given to us… that we might join Him in this wonderful adventure!