Friday, March 24, 2017

This week's lesson (March 18-24): the work of the Holy Spirit

Jesus is a carpenter.

And so is the Holy Spirit.

Way back in Genesis 1, remember, the Spirit "brooded" over the chaos of creation, much like a contractor mulls over an especially difficult job-site. And with that done, the Spirit rolls-up its sleeves and gets to work.
  • On the first three days, it creates homes for everything.
  • On the second three days, it creates everything that's going to live in those homes.
  • And with that job done, the Spirit now had a place for everything, with everything in its place.
Likewise, the Book of Acts is another creation story.
  • First, the Spirit creates a home for all of God's people: the church.
  • Then the Spirit creates the people who live in that home: church-members.
  • And when it's work is finally done, the Spirit will have a place for all of God's people, with all of God's people in His place . . . 
But we're not there yet.

No, we're living on a construction-site.

And God's Holy Spirit is still on the job.

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