SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2022
10:30 AM (in-person + communion)
Pentecostal Power: Power Games or Empowering Games?
Following Jesus on your own will be a failure. Full Stop. Jesus calls us to give allegiance to him, but we are called to operate with a NEW kind of power. How do we learn about that power? Where does it come from? How can it be different and destructive like the misuse of power we see all around us? Discover how to move from power games to another kind of relationship with power. There is power in the name of Jesus.
John 14:8-17 [25-27], Luke 24:49, Acts 1:8
Power to walk right, power to stay, power to share
“The promise of the Spirit does not come to completely faithful, courageous people, already loving one another and the world boldly, already worshiping in spirit and truth. It comes in the midst of confusion and fear, which has made them unable to grasp what he is saying, and it is the answer to that. Jesus makes the promise of the Spirit, emerging from the mutual love of the Father and Son for one another and for us, into which they and we are invited, at the very moment when such grace seems most beyond their grasp and ours. In this text Jesus tells them that simply in their love for this person they know, they are opening their hearts to the presence of God in them in the form of another Advocate, the Spirit of truth, who will guide them and embolden them for love.”
John 14:8-17 [25-27] -Meda Stamper
Power Games or Empowering Games?
“Wait and Play[Prayer is imaginative play]”