A NOTE FROM OUR PASTOR

What is the most important topic of discussion?

It is obviously God! Who is God? What is God like? How can we know God? These and so many other questions are of eternal importance.

According to a recent poll 64% of Americans believe the Holy Spirit is a force, not a personal being. While that figure is alarming, what is frightening is that the same poll revealed that 59% of evangelicals believe the same thing. God is one in essence and three in person. Each person of the godhead is divine: the
Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

To deny the personhood of the Spirit is to deny the nature of God. John 16:13-14 says “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.”
If the Holy Spirit was a force the word “it” would be used, not “He.” Because the Holy Spirit is God He is the correct word, not it.

In addition, Jesus told us to “make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” He makes it clear that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are all the one true God. When we speak of the power of the Holy Spirit what we are saying is that God Himself is doing it.

When we rely on the Holy Spirit, we don’t access the force of God, we access God!

Bro Paul