Jesus occupied flesh and bone so that he could fulfill the law and pay the price for you and me, ultimately sending him to occupy the grave for three days, only to RISE from the grave and leave it un-occupied, so that you and I would be able to live our lives FULLY occupied by Him through His Spirit!
On Sunday, we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ! There is no better news than knowing HE IS ALIVE! But why? Why does it matter? What difference does it make to you and me today?
The difference is this! Because he rose from the grave and ascended to the Father, Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to fill us, to empower us, to be WITH us at all times. Our purpose on this earth is to live our lives completely OCCUPIED by the presence and power and comfort and grace and fruit of the Holy Spirit. How is it going for you? Are you experiencing the fruit daily in your life? Do you know the power and presence of God? When was the last time you truly experienced God's presence in an overwhelming and life-transforming way?
Next week we will begin to look at the material by John Bevere titled, "Good or God". You are invited to evaluate your own life. Have you settled for "good enough" when God is calling you to something more? Something bigger? Something more holy and powerful?
You will be challenged and, I believe, receive fresh revelation as you join with a small group to dig a little deeper into God's purposes and calling for your life. If you didn't sign up for a group on Sunday, please make plans to do so this coming Sunday. Or, you can fill out the form below and let us know where you'd like to connect for this important season of our life together as a church.
I invite you to be praying now for the RIVER of God's refreshing to flow and for all of us to walk in the INSTEAD of Isaiah 61 verse 3:
To grant those who mourn in Zion, Giving them a garland instead of ashes, The oil of gladness instead of mourning, The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. So they will be called coaks of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.