We are launching a new series of messages called Unleashed. It is all about learning to live in active cooperation with the Holy Spirit to advance God’s Kingdom on earth. This Sunday is the perfect day for the launch of this series, since it is Pentecost, the day on which we remember the outpouring of God’s Spirit on the church.
I am really excited about this series for several different reasons. First of all, the truths we are going to explore changed my life, personally. When I discovered that God is active in and around us by His Spirit, and that He is inviting each of us to live interactively with Him, my faith took a fresh and exciting turn.
Second, I have seen these truths bring joy to others and transform whole churches. When Christians live in the Spirit’s power, their lives become richer and their church community becomes more deeply vibrant.
Finally, the challenges we face today are simply too great to confront in our own power. It is only through the Holy Spirit that we can hope to bring healing to the desperate situations we find in the world—including in our own lives and families.
To help bring this series home, we have prepared an Unleashed Companion Guide. It gives simple exercises you can do to apply the concepts presented in each week’s message. You will find these guides in your mail slot and on the Welcome Desk in the church foyer. We are also encouraging people to interact with others about what they are learning on the church’s Facebook page.
I am looking forward to this journey. I’m glad to be taking it with you.
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