Sunday, May 15, 2005

I Corinthians 2: 1-13

Christianity is a “Spirited” faith through and through. In other words, our faith is one in which God calls us to live "in the Spirit".

God's willingness to share His life with ours is an amazing thing. After all, this is the God whose vast reservoirs of God’s insight and understanding make our greatest wisdom look like foolishness. This is the God whose infinite strength makes our greatest power seem like weakness.

To accept God’s invitation to receive His Spirit is to also receive the life this makes possible. It is to move from living on a purely human level to living supernaturally. That is the Spirit Life that God makes available to us.

So here is the big question: What are we doing with our lives that we could not simply do on our own?

Paul writes, My speech and my proclamation were not with plausible words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the power of God (vss. 4-5).

How does our life—your life and mine—proclaim the Spirit and power of God in ways that go beyond what the world has to offer?

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