Mission Renewal: Why I Am Hopeful

So the last couple of posts have spoken of problems pertaining to nationalism which I believe is doing harm to the mission of God in America.  So I thought I would write a blog post on the reason why I am hopeful for mission renewal that is already taking place here in America.

Tonight as our house church gathered in our home, we read the passage from Acts 2:29-41.  After we read the passage, I asked the question “what do you like about this passage?”  The first response said, “I like the fact that we have the promise of the Holy Spirit.  It wasn’t just a promise for them; It’s a promise for us too.”

Yes!  Yes!  Yes!  And that is why I am hopeful.  When we realize that we have the promised Holy Spirit and we allow it to empower us and guide us….  Well, make sure we strap our seat belts on because God will be in the driver seat and if scripture tells us anything, it tells us to expect the magnificent to happen.

Of course, there will be challenges and difficult circumstances that come our way. But in our weakness, God’s strength is made perfect.  All throughout scripture, God has taken the weak, the small,  and the powerless to accomplish his mission.  I expect God to do no less now.

I am hopeful because the more we seek to be empowered and guided by the Holy Spirit, the more convicted and courageous we will be to bear witness to Jesus Christ.  Wherever believers live by the power of the Holy Spirit as witnesses of Jesus, the kingdom of God expands.

And the most amazing thing, this renewal is already happening!

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