Week 42 3/5/2017
Title of drawing: "God In Us" (Acts 1-5, John 15)
Pentecost involved a unifying act of God through his people for the glory of his name. Through many languages one message was preached, a multitude understood, and thousands were redeemed by the gospel. To go from fear of imprisonment or death at the hands of local authorities and uncertainty of how to do what Jesus had told them to do into a boldness and joyful telling of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus means something at the core of someone's identity has changed. On that day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit came to dwell within each follower of Christ and the church was born as a caring, loving community. They began to impact Jerusalem by declaring the importance of Jesus and showing his love for one another.
If we Identify ourselves as a member of the body of Christ and a worshipper within this fellowship of believers have we prayed for God to increase his kingdom through us lately? What would we look like asking God to continually fill us with his Holy Spirit? If he is the Creator and Redeemer shouldn't we be reflecting Him as creators and redeemers of culture? May the Holy Spirit fill us, lead us, and transform us into exactly who God desires us to be in order to love him and to love our neighbor. May God show who he is through us.
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