21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that He breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit."
1. The Holy Spirit is at work throughout Scripture.
IN CREATION: 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth. 2 Now the Earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
ON BEZALEL: I have filled (Bezalel) with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship.
ON SAMSON: 14 The Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon Samson, and he snapped the ropes on his arms as if they were burnt strands of flax, and they fell from his wrists. 15 Then he found the jawbone of a recently killed donkey. He picked it up and killed 1,000 Philistines with it.
ON DAVID: So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David.
ON JESUS: 21 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as He was praying, Heaven was opened 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on Him in bodily form like a dove.
ON JESUS: 14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and a report about Him went out through all the surrounding country. 15 And He taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.
ON THE CHURCH: But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the Earth.
ON SCRIPTURE: All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.
2. The Holy Spirit is the empowering presence of God for the mission of God both to us and through us.
3. That same Holy Spirit in Scripture is now available to me!
Our hope for you:
That you will have an increasing desire for the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit in your life and an increasing evidence of the work of the Holy Spirit in you.
Before you start your day, pray this three-word prayer: “Come Holy Spirit.”
The Holy Spirit | God's Empowering Presence
This weekend we kicked off our new series, The Holy Spirit | The Power of God for the Mission of God! Lead Pastor Whit George shares an incredible message on the empowering presence of God both to us and through us.