With the coming of the Holy Spirit, a new community was formed that placed their faith in Jesus Christ and was empowered by His Spirit. This community, which would later be called the Church, was critical to God’s plan to equip and empower the growth of disciples of Jesus Christ. But more than a name, as we’ll see today, the whole idea of the Spirit working through individuals to equip and empower others has always been crucial to the Christian journey.
The Spirit Works Through Community
The God I Never Knew - Part 3
February 10, 2019 • Randy Hageman
The Spirit Leads
The God I Never Knew • March 3, 2019 • Randy Hageman
The Holy Spirit lives in Christians to lead us to become more and more like Jesus. The Spirit is seeking to transform us to think, act and be like Jesus, and therefore be different (holy) from the world around us, so that loving God, loving our neighbors, and making disciples increasingly become our focus in life. Today, in this concluding message of the series, Acts 8 shows the Spirit leading Philip to live this way.
The Spirit Convicts
The God I Never Knew • February 24, 2019 • Randy Hageman
The Holy Spirit works in us to help us become more and more like Jesus. But that means that not only does the Spirit empower our transformation, the Spirit must also, at times, show us how we are falling short of God’s plan for our lives – the Spirit convicts or helps us recognize and acknowledge our faults, failings and sins, either directly, or through Scripture, or even through others. And sometimes,as the early Christian Stephen discovered, some don’t like what the Spirit says.