Why is it so important that the Holy Spirit indwells Christians? What does he make possible in each of us individually that we couldn’t do without him? In the second week of our series on the Holy Spirit, we explore how the Holy Spirit is the answer to a deep human problem, bringing us into new life and leading us in that new life.
Do you ever feel like you’re in a holding pattern with God? When you look at the world or the things going on in your life, you wonder, “why doesn’t God do something?” Jesus’ parables about the wheat and the weeds, the mustard seed and the yeast help us understand this question and a related one: how to wait well when God’s kingdom seems to be taking its time.
When the scribes and Pharisees ask Jesus for a sign, he reply is confronting to say the least: “An evil and adulterous generation asks for a sign”. Why the blow up? Jesus is interested in what that seemingly innocuous request reveals: a heart full of unbelief. We explore the topic of unbelief––as possible for those who think they’re near to God as those who are far off.