Guest speaker Alex Busch speaks to us from Genesis 26.
Power for effective ministry is multiplied as we lean into the opportunities God makes accessible to us.
The Holy Spirit makes known to us the wisdom of God in real time.
As we continue to learn about God’s gift of the Holy Spirit, we see that the Holy Spirit is God-with-us in our weaknesses, connecting us to God’s heart and seeking God’s good for us when we might be struggling to see what that good is. This is the Spirit interceding for us!
The Holy Spirit incorporates believers into a new solidarity under Christ in which we are reconciled to God and to one another.
In the face of disruptive change, we can be rooted in God’s love.
According to Jesus to be ‘born again’ is the spiritual rebirth affected by the Holy Spirit and necessary for salvation.
The Spirit is a gift to empower us not a ghost to spook us.
Resurrection faith is not seeking Jesus where we have left him but following him where he is leading.
As we move towards the cross we witness a snapshot of Jesus’ humanity as he agonizes in prayer in the Garden on Gethsemane and through connecting with his Abba-Father, he is prepared to face his accuser.