This whole series that we’re in brings a lot of reaction and a lot of emotion. Let me describe. I’ve gotten a lot of feedback from a lot of different places. Here’s some of it okay? Some people are like, pastor, this is awesome. I’ve been waiting for you to step up and preach like this, this is fantastic. I love it, kind of stirring me up to get back into the work of the Holy Spirit in my life.
Others of you are like, you know pastor this is really weird to me, but I’ve taken some steps. When you encourage us to lift our hands, I did that for the first time. I prayed out loud. You don’t understand the background I come from. Prayed out loud is something I just never did, so I prayed out loud and wow that was a major victory for me. I’m still trying to figure the rest of it out, but I’m taking steps, I have momentum. That’s exciting reaction.
Some of what I’ve heard back is, I’m really confused by this. I’m not sure I agree with this. Can we talk further? I grew up in a background where this was never talked about, or I was told this was not biblical so I’m struggling through some of this stuff and I’m a little worried. We’re going to talk a little bit further about it today, because there’s still some questions that we have to address. We’re going to talk about some of those things in the message today.
I think a lot of the reason why this is one of those topics that causes a reaction is because when the Holy Spirit works in anybody’s life the power of the Holy Spirit is released when we respond to him.
You see, this is the partnership that happens.