We have held Life in the Spirit Seminars (LSS) before and after prayer meetings. We have done them along with mid-week dinners and on weekend retreats. But we have never actually turned our prayer meetings into a LSS before now! In January and February we will be having the LSS talks and discussions during our community prayer meetings on Sunday afternoons and on February 20 we will be praying with all present for a release of the Holy Spirit in our lives. This is a season when we are returning to our call as a community and in particular focusing on living more and more in the Holy Spirit. It seemed a good time to not only be refreshed in the Spirit ourselves but to invite our friends and neighbors who are hungering for more of the Lord to join us.
The LSS got off to a great start on January 9 with more than a dozen guests joining us and Pastor Haroon Bhatti from Pakistan sharing about the Love of God. His teaching from the Scriptures was made real as he shared how God’s love had impelled his congregation to bring flood relief to devastated areas of Pakistan. In just such a way God is reaching out to each one of us, though we may be far from him and even hostile. You can hear Pastor Haroon’s talk at our Audio Archive.
If you didn’t make it to the January 9 meeting, come and join us anyway. You can jump in at any point. The grace of God is available to all who are thirsty! The schedule for the rest of the LSS is
January 23 New Life – Aimee Godfrey
February 6 Receiving God’s Gift – Jack Flanagan
February 20 Prayer to be baptized with the Holy Spirit – Dave Mangan
Whether you have never entered a personal relationship with Jesus or you just need some refreshment in your walk in the Spirit, the LSS is a good place to seek the Lord. He makes himself available to the thirsty!
“If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.