Today, churches celebrate God’s Spirit being freely poured out on the early church: Pentecost Sunday.
Prior to this, God’s Spirit filled specific people for specific tasks such as Moses, the judges and the prophets. But Jesus’ promises his followers they will be filled with his presence:
“If you love me, obey my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you” (John 14:15-17).
So, on this special day, here are some book excerpts and posts about the Holy Spirit.
• Holy Ghost! Who or what is he?
• Perfect love for imperfect people (Several early authors refer to the work of the Spirit as receiving his “perfect love.”)
• Holy hardships
• You can’t love Jesus and hate his church
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