Glenorie Mis­sion Church

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What is His work and when do we first meet Him?

(a con­tin­u­a­tion of the mes­sage from Rev. Ed,Long)

The sim­plest way to de­scribe the first work of the Holy Spirit in a life is to com­pare it to a per­son look­ing for a place to live. That is the con­cept given to us in 1 Corinthi­ans 6:19:

‘Do you not know that your body is a tem­ple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have re­ceived from God?’

When do we first meet the Holy Spirit? When He comes knock­ing at our heart’s door. We may not know then that the voice we hear in our heart telling us of our need of a Saviour is the Holy Spirit. It is eas­ier to look back later and recog­nise that He was the one speak­ing to us ear­lier in our ex­pe­ri­ence.

It is like be­ing in a crowd, per­haps in some one’s home, where you be­gan talk­ing to the per­son along side you with out know­ing who he was. Later your host or host­ess said ,”I’d like to in­tro­duce you to Mr So-and so. You replied, ” Well, we haven’t ac­tu­ally met, but we’ve been talk­ing to­gether”. You felt you al­ready knew that per­son although you did not know his name. Af­ter be­ing in­tro­duced you could con­tinue your con­ver­sa­tion more in­tel­li­gently.

When we first meet the Holy Spirit we may not know His name, and we cer­tainly do not know the Saviour of whom He speaks. John 16:8 tells us, ’ When He comes He will con­vict the world of guilt in re­gard to sin’….Why? He will con­vict of sin, be­cause the world does not be­lieve in Je­sus Christ, the Saviour of the world.

(to be con­tin­ued) Come and find out more at Bi­ble Study 7.00p.m, (light meal in­cluded) Tues­day. Sun­day Ser­vice 10:15 a.m. at Glenorie Mis­sion Church, 1409 Old North­ern Road Glenorie.

Get An­swers !

Does God ex­ist? How can any­one be­lieve in re­li­gion when science has proved no God is nec­es­sary? Is evo­lu­tion hap­pen­ing to­day? If there is a lov­ing God, then why do we die?

Want an­swers? Get them! Cre­ation Min­istries In­ter­na­tional is com­ing soon (see de­tails be­low, “Does Truth Mat­ter?” ) with an­swers to these and many other im­por­tant ques­tions. Come along and lis­ten to Dr Mark Brunacci ex­pose the bank­ruptcy of evo­lu­tion­ary ideas. You’ll be blown away to see how the sup­posed ‘sci­en­tific ev­i­dence’ for evo­lu­tion’ is re­ally noth­ing of the sort.

This is an is­sue that af­fects ev­ery­one. Ac­cord­ing to the the­ory of evo­lu­tion as taught in schools and uni­ver­si­ties, there is no need for God, ev­ery­thing made it’s self. If that’s true, there is no spir­i­tual realm – you don’t have a spirit and there is no af­ter­life. So ‘spir­i­tu­al­ity’ is just an evo­lu­tion­ary trick of the mind’!

But the Bi­ble gives a very dif­fer­ent pic­ture about our ori­gins. And many sci­en­tists now rec­og­nize that the sci­en­tific ev­i­dence, when prop­erly un­der­stood, con­firms the bi­b­li­cal ac­count.

Does Truth Mat­ter?

Date: Sun­day 8 Oc­to­ber at 10:15 a.m.

At Glenorie Mis­sion Church, 1409 Old North­ern Rd Glenorie

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