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FROM OUR PASTOR

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

God’s Grace — Potential or Kinetic?

What does a banana, a battery, and a person standing on a stool have in common? ENERGY.

A banana contains chemical energy that is used by the body as fuel. The battery contains electrical energy which can be used by a flashlight. A person standing on a stool has gravitational potential energy that can really hurt the foot of someone standing under you.

Whenever something moves, you can see the change in energy in that system. Energy causes a change in the position or state of an object. Energy can be defined as the capacity for doing work. Energy is needed for living.

The Holy Spirit is our Inner Energy Source. The Holy Spirit turns theology into experience. The Holy Spirit takes the truths of God and sets our hearts on fire because of them. “For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power.” 1 Corinthians 4: 20.

The chief work of the Holy Spirit is empowering God’s people to live the life that Jesus died to give us–a life of love and service.

We will use this invocation as we gather on Pentecost (this Sunday):

 

Come, O Holy Spirit.

Come as Holy Fire and burn in us,

come as Holy Wind and cleanse us within,

come as Holy Light and lead us in the darkness,

come as Holy Truth and dispel our ignorance,

come as Holy Power and enable our weakness,

come as Holy Life and dwell in us.

Convict us, convert us, consecrate us,

until we are set free from the service of ourselves,

to be your servants to the world. Amen.

 

Looking forward to celebrating Pentecost with YOU!

See you in church,