Life with the Holy Spirit is revolutionary. He is a person in relationship with us — not a force, a wind, a dove, an ethereal movement or an “it.” The Spirit has emotions, will, desires, actions, and insight. He is our real-time connection with Jesus. He reveals God’s love: present and personal. He is God getting in our business because He loves us. He empowers us to love the way He first loved us.
In chapters 12-14 of 1st Corinthians, we see Paul operating in a similarly relational way. He’s in full Parent-Pastor mode — and for good reason. This young church was struggling to understand the Holy Spirit, His gifts, and especially how to rightly use those gifts within church gatherings. In this eight-week series, we wrestle through similar questions and the implications of everyday relationship with this Living Spirit of God. This is not science — we are not trying to crack a complex math equation. We are talking about a personal relationship that involves hearts, minds, souls and stories.