The Spirit

March 27, 2014


celebrate Jesus Son of God

SCRIPTURE

The wind blows where it pleases, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes.

~John 3:8, Williams

QUOTE

Take the Holy Spirit out of the equation of your life and it spells boring. Add it into the equation of your life and you’ll never know where you are going to go, what you’re going to do or who you are going to meet.

~Mark Batterson

Blog strip

In the movie Son of God, Jesus is talking to Nicodemus about the new birth and when He comes to the analogy of the wind, the wind begins to blow through the trees. There is a little problem with the biblical correctness of the movie, Nicodemus came to Jesus after dark because he did not want to be seen talking to Jesus. Any way you cut it the wind is a great metaphor for the Spirit:

  1. The wind is invisible. You can hear it and see its effects but you cannot see it.
  2. The wind is mysterious by nature. No one knows where it comes from or where it is going.
  3. The wind is free and unrestrained. You cannot program the wind. You cannot say, “Tomorrow the wind will be out of the North at 20 MPG.” You could make a accurate guess but you never know what wind is going to do. It is unpredictable.

I’m not comfortable with a worship service that never mentions Jesus the second Person of the Trinity; others us God in a generic sense in reference to the 1st and 2nd Persons and then put the major emphasis on the Holy Spirit. However, I have a feeling I do not put enough emphasis on the Holy Spirit. One thing is certain, we are dependent upon Him for everything from salvation to revival and we certainly need revival.

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  • Speaking of the wind, I was studying on Tuesday and I heard something, it was the wind blowing through the mountain top trees and then next thing I knew it was snowing like crazy but we got no accumulation. Aunt-T would like to get snowed in up here.
  • No deacon meeting or men’s breakfast on March 30. We start with LCBS.
  • GOLDEN GIRLS April 6 at 9:00 am at Cracker Barrel.
  • We are about to go out and celebrate J.D.’s 38th birthday: This night life is killing me. Traffic is horrible.
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