That’s the Spirit: The Spirit makes the world different
Sunday, June 25, 2017 – 9:30 & 11:00am
In this final worship service in the That’s the Spirit series, the focus is on the ways in which God’s Spirit is at work in the world. The scripture comes from the prophet Isaiah… a reminder that there was an experience of God’s Spirit at work in the community long before the day of Pentecost in the mid first century.
Jesus actually quoted this text at the first sermon he preached at his home synagogue in Nazareth.
Isaiah 61:1-4 (Common English Bible)
The Lord God’s spirit is upon me,
because the Lord has anointed me.
He has sent me
to bring good news to the poor,
to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim release for captives,
and liberation for prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and a day of vindication for our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
to provide for Zion’s mourners,
to give them a crown in place of ashes,
oil of joy in place of mourning,
a mantle of praise in place of discouragement.
They will be called Oaks of Righteousness,
planted by the Lord to glorify himself.
They will rebuild the ancient ruins;
they will restore formerly deserted places;
they will renew ruined cities,
places deserted in generations past.
If you use the list of actions of the Spirit as a check list for your life of faith, how well are you doing?
…bringing good news to poor people?
Everyone is called to rebuild, restore and renew the community; and we are called to experience God’s Spirit together, as a community. How are we doing? Where is God leading?
Please don’t forget… next Sunday… one service only at 10:00am.
Prayers please for:
Ginny Baldauf, Kathy Cunningham, Joyce DeVrise, Deanna King, Monica Marks, Bob Metcaf, Steve Mitchell, Vivian Noble, Ginny Romero, Joella Sparks, Marcy Steele, Al Vopata, Debby Stoughton Kaschner