Love God, Love People
Last week we left the conversation off with some of Jesus’ most powerful words which are found in Matthew 22:37,
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ i 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ j 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Really over the last 5 weeks in Deeper there has been a shift in our conversation. We’ve been talking about the Holy Spirit and who He is and what it means for us.
Week 1 we looked at the Holy Spirits presence from the beginning, in Genesis 1:2,
The earth was aformless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.
involvement in the Old Testament and how He would empower specific people to accomplish His purpose. People like Moses, to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, and David to slay the giant Goliath, and really the Old Testament is packed with stories of regular people doing Holy Spirit inspired things.
Then Week 2, we asked the question, “What’s the big deal?” It’s great and all what the Holy Spirit did in the Old Testament, but what in the world does that have to do with me? We unpacked the Old Testament prophet Joel’s words in Joel 2:28-29 which says,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your old men will dream dreams,
your young men will see visions.
29 Even on my servants, both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days.
Then we saw that prophecy be fulfille