Jill Jarrell Newsome
Peace In Pentecost
Pentecost is the pouring out of the Holy Spirit. Before God poured out His Spirit on all, he just gave some here and there. As Pastor Tims says, it was a little dab'll do ya!. Pentecost is this Sunday and we will celebrate the pouring out of His Spirit on all. The moment we receive Jesus Christ as Savior, the Holy Spirit comes to live in our hearts. Our body becomes the temple of the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit helps us live the Christian life. Acts 1: 8, "You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me."
The Bible says there are three persons in the Trinity - God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is our teacher and takes us into a deeper relationship with God. 1 Corinthians 2:10, “ these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit.” The Holy Spirit helps us become more Christ-like.
The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin. We may not like that but if we did not have conviction then we would never repent and we would never have our sins forgiven. He produces the fruit of the Spirit, which is “love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23) The Holy Spirit gives us the power to love difficult people. Love is the greatest evidence that you know Christ. Joy comes from the Holy Spirit ...even on hard days we still have joy. Remember, it is an all knowing not a fleeting emotion. The peace that passes all understanding comes from the Holy Spirit. There is peace in Pentecost!