Thinking Out Loud

December 18, 2012

The Holy Spirit is the Operating System, Not an App

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(CEB) I Cor 2:

When I came to you, brothers and sisters, I didn’t come preaching God’s secrets to you like I was an expert in speech or wisdom. I had made up my mind not to think about anything while I was with you except Jesus Christ, and to preach him as crucified. I stood in front of you with weakness, fear, and a lot of shaking. My message and my preaching weren’t presented with convincing wise words but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power. I did this so that your faith might not depend on the wisdom of people but on the power of God.

Steven Furtick:

“The Holy Spirit is the operating system in the life of the believer, not an app.

Steven Furtick 3“…I used to think the Spirit of God was a part of the sermons that I preached… One day I realized that the Spirit of God is not an accessory to my preaching, it was in fact the engine of anything good that will happen when I preach… I stopped worrying about my own eloquence and my own brilliance… It released me to know that I need the Spirit of God more than I need human wisdom, more than I need to be able to explain God to you… The Holy Spirit is so much more than what happens when you get a goose bump when they play that song that you like…

“The Spirit of God isn’t something that you add on on Sunday; that you add on in crisis situations… The spirit of God is more like the source of all my strength and the strength of all my life…”

From Part One of a sermon series, Ghost Stories; messaged titled “An Update is Available” (beginning at around 21:00). Audio at this link, also available to watch video online.

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