This past weekend at Eastbrook Church, we begin a new five-week series called “Roots.” This series is an opportunity for us at Eastbrook as we celebrate 40 years as a church to look back at what have been the roots of our church. It also offers us the chance to look forward to how we can continue living from these roots as we move forward for years to come.
This weekend we looked at how the Holy Spirit activates the church. Since our inception, we have said that we wanted to be a church that could only be explained by the power of the Holy Spirit. This is really supposed to be true of any local church, and was definitely true of the early church in Jerusalem.
You can watch my message from this past weekend and follow along with the message outline below. You can also engage with the entire series here or download the Eastbrook mobile app for even more opportunities for involvement.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
The Holy Spirit Is…
Like Wind – beyond our control and powerful (Acts 2:1-2; John 20:22)
Like Fire – consuming and invigorating (Acts 2:3-4; Luke 3:16)
Like the Water – life-giving and transforming (Acts 1:5; 2:17)
The Holy Spirit Activating the Church (Acts 1:8; 2:1-13)
Presence of God: The Holy Spirit births the church
Power of God: The Holy Spirit indwells the church
Mission of God: The Holy Spirit leads the church
Living with the Holy Spirit Today
Not grieving the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:30)
- Cultivating holiness in life
- Quick to repent
Keeping in step with the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:25)
- Cultivating attentiveness in prayer
- Quick to respond