Following Jesus carries costs associated with reputation and relationships, but the Holy Spirit is ready to transform and empower us when we’re willing to live and speak the gospel.
A church empowered by the Holy Spirit can inspire respect, but it is even more noticeable when it serves its community and transforms the lives of real people by effectively communicating God’s good news.
Time with God provides credibility to our testimony of God’s love for people and the extraordinary ways in which he changes broken people and adds them to his family.
God’s new community is open to all without discrimination. He provides people with power and purpose by means of his triumph over death and his claim to life in the resurrection.