Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Monday, November 16, 2009

November 16, 2009

The Holy Spirit

“In arriving at a decision
in a question of doubt,
the apostles in the Acts
were guided solely by their sense
of the Spirit behind the action,
not by any speculations
as to consequences which might ensue.
And so they found the truth.
Gradually the results of the action manifested themselves,
and, seeing them, they perceived
what they had really done,
and learnt the meaning of the truth
revealed in the action.
But if, from fear of the consequences,
they had checked or forbidden the action,
they would have lost this revelation.
They would have missed the way to truth.”
- Roland Allen

“Our deepest calling
is not to grow in our knowledge of God.
It is to make disciples.
Our knowledge will grow --
the Holy Spirit, Jesus promised,
will guide us into all truth.
But that's not our calling, it is His.
Our calling is to prepare the world for Christ's return.
The world is not ready yet.
And so, we go about
introducing a dying world to the Savior of Life.
Anything we do toward our own growth
must be toward that end.”
- Jeffrey Bryant

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