Sunday, February 3: Lord of All
And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”
As the gospel message spreads, Paul and his crew reach a wider and wider audience, pick up some new preachers along the way, and even revisit a few places that had already been visited. As Apollos leaves for Corinth, Paul returns to Ephesus and there he finds some disciples who had never heard of the Holy Spirit. These were men who had heard about the good news but only as far as John the Baptist. They had the first few chapters of the book, but not the best parts, and Paul was quick to pick up on the gaps in their understanding.In this passage we’ll see how essential the Holy Spirit is, how necessary a living relationship is with God, and the consequences of trying to go at it alone. If you’ve ever wondered why the Holy Spirit matters to Christians, this passage demonstrates to us how important this often overlooked member of the Trinity is.
See you on Sunday!