Back in September, Ken Helser led us in an amazing spiritual renewal weekend. And this month, he returns to share with us during a weekend devoted to the Holy Spirit. Ken will lead our first session in the Family Life Center on Friday Night, March 20 from 7:30-9:00. Saturday morning, March 21, Ken will continue his teaching from 9:00 am until 12:00 Noon. The weekend will conclude with a combined service of worship on Sunday, March 22 at 10:30.
As you all know, Ken is a powerful and dynamic teacher, and his topic for our Spiritual Renewal Weekend is the most overlooked of the persons of the Holy Trinity: the Holy Spirit. Most of us feel like we know a great deal about God the Father and Jesus the Son. But there is often a sense of unease when it comes to the Holy Spirit. Indeed, we might even say there is a great deal of ignorance when it comes to talking about the third person of the Trinity. In part, that is because some older translations of the Bible refer to the “Holy Ghost,” and this can make the Spirit seem frightening to some. But the truth is the Holy Spirit is not a ghost like Casper, but is in fact a person. The Spirit thinks (Acts 15:28), speaks (Acts 1:16), leads (Romans 8:14) and the Spirit can be grieved (Ephesians 4:30). The Holy Spirit is sometimes described as the Spirit of Christ (Romans 8:9) or the Spirit of Jesus (Acts 16:7). And that is because the Spirit is often the way in which Jesus is present with his people. A simple way of putting this relationship might be the Spirit is "'Jesus' other self."
Join us in two weeks, as Ken shares his insights about "Jesus’ other self," and how we can be transformed by the work of the Spirit. It will be well worth the investment of your weekend.
~ Pastor Terry