(Message 1) As we begin this series on the Holy Spirit, we're setting the foundation. What is the Holy Spirit? What does He do? How do I get the Holy Spirit? Why should I care? If you've ever been curious about the Holy Spirit or how the Spirit works in the life of those who trust in Jesus, join us as we answer these questions and more. #GCWindAndFire
The wind blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit.
“I baptize with water those who repent of their sins and turn to God. But someone is coming soon who is greater than I am—so much greater that I’m not worthy even to be his slave and carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.”
Once we, too, were foolish and disobedient. We were misled and became slaves to many lusts and pleasures. Our lives were full of evil and envy, and we hated each other. But —When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.
Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.
Start thinking. Ask a question to get your group thinking.
Start sharing. Choose a question to create openness.
Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.
Start praying. Be bold and pray with power.
Start digging. For further study.
One of the distinguishing aspects of God’s Spirit is that He brings life.
3 Benefits of Being Filled with the Holy Spirit:
The moment we trust Christ for salvation is the moment God fills us with the Holy Spirit.