RELATE - Week Eight: The Empowering Spirit (UP)
Topic: Proclaim Passage: Genesis 2:7–2:7, John 14:26, John 15:26, John 17:7–17:15
The Spirit of God manifests the power of God to bring things into existence and accomplish God’s purposes. In the beginning the Spirit hovered over the waters of creation bringing about the very will of God in creating the world. Adam came to be a living being as God breathed life into him. Jesus promised that the same power that enabled him to do the work he did would also be in us by his Spirit. The Spirit has the power to bring about the work of God in us starting with our regeneration (new birth) and leading to our sanctification, being like Jesus and doing the works Jesus does. After Jesus suffered and died for our sins and rose again he appeared to his disciples and breathed on them saying, “Receive the Holy Spirit”. Just as Adam received the life giving Spirit, we receive from Jesus the power of God through his Spirit.
The Spirit of God manifests the Power of God for us.
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