Working By the Spirit’s Power   2 comments

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Above:  Church of the Common Ground, Atlanta, Georgia, May 26, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Zech. 4, 6

1.  The work of establishing and extending the church is a divine work.  A spiritual kingdom and spiritual methods.  We are to reach the lost and edify believers.

2.  But it can’t be done by might of ours.  Whatever may be our human equipment that alone fails.

Nor by power or authority of others.  The heart will not heed human demands.  Human ability at its best fails.

3.  God’s Spirit is our only & sufficient equipment.  Here is might & power such as is needed.  He can and does convict all hearts and save the penitent.  Where He is there is liberty.  We must have His help.  When He is honored he does a mighty work.  Uses human agents too.

4.  How is He to be received?  In answer to earnest prayer.  “Shall your Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him.”  By turning to God–Acts 3, 19.  “Tarry till ye be endued with power.”  “They were all of one accord in one place.

Then a multitude were saved in a day.

5.  Let us begin here; seek till we find Him.  Search our hearts, repent of all sin and prepare for his coming.

Then expect Him as promised.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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