The term one 2018 Hope Presbyterian will focus on living life in the power of the Holy Spirit. We will focus on the way the Holy Spirit empowered the early church as recorded in the book of Acts. Here is the thing, God created us and loves us with a passion. He redeemed us from the mess of our sinfulness through the work of Christ on the cross. He calls us to be co-workers in His Kingdom building activity. And he offers us empowerment through the work of His Spirit alive in us. When Jesus ascended after his resurrection, he promised his disciples power from above.
At Pentecost that power fell upon them with a rushing wind, tongues of fire the praising of God in many languages. They were filled with the promised Holy Spirit. In the book of Acts we read about the Christian church empowered by the Spirit. In the letters of Paul are instructed in the essentials of living life in the power of the Spirit. These are essential messages for us today as we seek to be Christian in this broken world.