PROCLAIMING THE GOSPEL- THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

SCRIPTURE TEXT: You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be My witnesses. — Acts 1:8

The Holy Spirit not only enabled Jesus to remain sinless, but He also empowered Jesus for His ministry. Like the prophets of the Old Testament, who “spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:21), Jesus said He received the Holy Spirit “to proclaim” good news (Luke 4:18). Jesus told the disciples:You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be My witnesses. — Acts 1:8

As a result, the book of Acts records numerous instances when believers “were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly” (Acts 4:31). Another aspect of spirituality, then, is that we are inspired, led, and empowered by the Holy Spirit to share the good news about Jesus Christ by ministering to our family and neighbors, to those in our workplaces, and to others around us.

The Holy Spirit empowers us to be more effective in our ministry. By contrast, trying to do ministry without the empowerment of the Holy Spirit is like trying to drive a car without an engine.

Prayer Point: “Pray that the Holy Spirit will empower you to proclaim the Gospel.”

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