Little Britain Presbyterian Church
Pastor Tom's Bi-Monthly Message
March & April, 2013
During Lent we are focusing on the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is often overlooked in the Bible, but he is an equal member of the Trinity with God the Father and God the Son. The Holy Spirit is also God and he is present with us now on earth and in our hearts. The Holy Spirit seeks to point us to Christ, our Savior, to the glory of God the Father.
I believe the power we need for transforming our lives is in the Holy Spirit taking control of who we are and shaping us into the image of Christ. I believe that the power for the church to witness to Christ is in the Holy Spirit working in and through us to tell the world about God's love for them in Jesus. This love is expressed in our words and actions. I believe that it is the power of the Holy Spirit that will transform our community. We need to have our whole community touched by God's Spirit to bring repentance and reconciliation between us and God, and us and our neighbors.
During Lent we will only have time to look at a few of the Bible passages about the Holy Spirit. Please take time to read more of the Bible and look for the person and the role of the Holy Spirit in its pages, for the Holy Spirit is still with us today. Let us allow him to work in our hearts and our midst by daily, totally surrendering to God.
I have challenged each of us to take time during Lent to listen to God. This is a minute of silence where we dwell in God's Word. It is a moment where we ask God's Spirit to speak, and we listen. When God speaks to us it will never contradict the written word of God, and it will be confirmed by those who have the gift of discernment. May we each listen and may we each desire to be governed by the Spirit of God.
Humbly Looking to Christ,