May 3, 2015 ”The Eternal Holy Spirit is Lord of Life” is part 1 in the series on the Holy Spirit.
We see the Holy Spirit active in creation bringing order out of chaos as He collaborates with the Word of God. The Holy Spirit also gets so personal with Adam that He breathes life into Adam’s nostrils. Finally, the Holy Spirit, not we, determines the length of our life. Only Jesus voluntarily gave up this Spirit in death to give us life eternal.
John Calvin (Institutes of the Christian Religion) “The Spirit transfuses into all things His energy – breathing into them essence, life and movement. He, the Holy Spirit sustains all things, causes them to grow, quickens them in heaven and on earth”.
Frances Chan (Forgotten God, Reversing our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit) “The ‘entertainment’ model of church was largely adopted in the 1980’s and 90’s and while it alleviated some of the boredom for a couple hours per week, it filled our churches with self-focused consumers rather than self-sacrificing servants attuned to the Holy Spirit.”
Pastor Mike Frison
Gen. 1:1-5, Gen. 2:5-7, Job 33:1-4, Gen. 6:1-3, Luke 23:44-46