with a passion to worship God,
who care for one another
and bring God’s love into a broken world”
It’s really cool that we’re going to baptize these three guys today – and I am excited to hear how God has intervened in their lives, it’s pretty awesome! Before we go and do the baptism in an hour or so, I would like to spend a few words about baptism. Not a full sermon, but I would like to draw just a couple of powerful implications from Galatians 3:26-27:
A powerful message about the shift that takes place when you put your faith in Jesus Christ: from slaves to sons and heirs of God. In this ‘identity-shift’ the holy Spirit fulfils a powerful role as He is called the ‘Spirit of sonship’. Still many Christians are ‘afraid’ for God. But it’s exactly because of your ‘sonship’ that there is no reason at all to have any anxious fears for God. Instead you’re called to a life of peace, joy, hope and love, imparted by God’s Spirit.
Today I close off my series on the Power of the holy Spirit. And I really hope that it has helped you in getting to know the holy Spirit and his power at a deeper level. I hope and pray that you’ve been touched by the holy Spirit and above all that God is doing a new thing in terms of the Spirit’s power. In your life, as well as within our community.