God is able to reconcile warring and hostile people in dramatic and unexpected ways. To the no hopers and the written offs, God speaks life and joy. Ultimately we are the irreconcilable ones who’ve been shown favour and found peace with God by his reconciling nature.
God tests Abraham’s faith whilst also promising to provide the ultimate sacrificial lamb in Jesus..
God blesses the world by choosing one people from all the peoples and making them the carriers of the promise and the power needed to redeem the world.
In this talk we look at how to keep good relationships, be selfless, receive from God and refuse to criticise.
When you have something better to live for, it affects your whole life.
How does the Holy Spirit help us? He not only helps and comforts us, but he directs and leads. And further, like a lawyer in a court of law, the Holy Spirit is our advocate, representing us before God the Father.
Just as the physical experience of hunger indicates that we have a need for food, so our desire for purpose and relationship reveals that we were created to know God. Today we are talking about living a life empowered by the Holy Spirit: knowing God and being in friendship with him.
It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been a Christian, there is always something new to learn about the Holy Spirit. In this first talk from our series we learn that the Holy Spirit is not optional, and that we were never meant to live the Christian life in our own strength.
Part two of our Heart of Celebration series.