by Marcia Mount Shoop
Isaiah 43:1-7; Acts 7
“But maybe, just maybe, the Holy Spirit isn’t about everything making sense or everyone singing in perfect harmony. Maybe, just maybe, the Holy Spirit is way more powerful and mysterious than any one line of scripture or any one way we like to feel about God or Jesus or church.
If the Holy Spirit is our special sauce–the ingredient of our faith that gives our faith integrity, that connects our faith to God’s hopes for us–then the we must be honest with ourselves that the Holy Spirit is who, every day, empowers us to die to our delusions and be born anew of a way of life that is not bound by culture or country.
And right now, this world, this country, this community–the human race–we are struggling mightily with really receiving the Holy Spirit into our lives–we are struggling with this capacity to fully and freely be loved and love.”
Watch the full GCPC service on 1/9/22 here
(Scripture and sermon begin at 36:10)