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PowerPoint - Jan. 5, 2010

The gift of transformation

January 5, 2010

"It is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you." 

--John 16:7

Have you ever wondered how real transformation takes place in our lives? Well, it's something we need to think about because you and I need to be transformed! And the only way that can happen is through God's power within us!

So how does this happen? How can you be transformed through the power of God's indwelling Spirit… and change your world?

Well, there's an amazing example of God's transforming power at work in the lives of the disciples and those first believers. Now these people had absolutely no human advantages with which to change their world. They had no financial resources or publishing abilities with which to spread the Gospel. They had no beautiful buildings in which to gather.

And yet, God gave them exactly what they needed to grow spiritually and to expand his Kingdom. He sent them the Helper… the Holy Spirit! They allowed the Holy Spirit to fill them with power and they not only survived against all opposition and persecution… they thrived!

God has given you his Helper, as well! When you invite Christ into your life, Jesus gives you the gift of his Holy Spirit! And he is the source of transformational power! He gives you courage and strength, and all that you need to grow and to be a witness of his love.

Allow the Spirit to fill your life… to take control! It is your calling. And it will be your greatest joy!


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