Second week of a six-week series called Language of the Spirit. Have you ever felt a sudden urge to pick up the phone and call a friend or a family member you haven’t talked to in a long time? And when you finally call them, you find out they have recently been in the hospital or diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness? Or have you ever had a tug on your heart to pay it forward at a drive-thru or while waiting in line at the grocery store? Or have you ever cried in worship for no apparent reason? Or maybe you have had a big decision to make and you weren’t sure what to do but you really felt compelled to decide one way over another way. A lot of times we call this “our gut instinct.” But what if it wasn’t really our gut or our stomach telling us these things? What if it was something more than just coincidence? Instead, what if it was the Holy Spirit stirring inside of our hearts and calling us into the ministry of Jesus?
In this series, we explore the Holy Spirit. Who is the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity or Triune God? How does the Holy Spirit walk with us, be present with us, and guide us? We will discuss various characteristics of the Holy Spirit through Old Testament, New Testament, and Epistle scripture readings. Hopefully this series will assist you in naming and noticing the work of the Spirit in your life and in the lives of everyone you meet and also in the lives of those who you don’t even know. What exactly is the Holy Spirit up to in this time and place?