Day Four: The Banner Is God’s Presence

2 Corinthians 3:17-18 (NIV)
17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

“Ever since, I have been always in awe of what God did. Through that experience, I became convinced that I am secured in the provision of God, and I can fully depend on him. More importantly, God changed how I view my life – I no longer live for myself, but for the Lord. He has a purpose for me, a purpose that is so much greater than my own dream and ambition.” [Larry’s testimony]

We heard on Sunday that the banner is about presence, God’s presence with us his people.  For us today, this is distinctly through the Holy Spirit, the one who indwells and fills us.

What is the link between the Spirit and the experiential freedom talked about in v.17?

From v.18 (also reflected in Larry’s testimony), what happens in addition to or along with that unprecedented freedom?

Let’s pray: Lord, where your Spirit is there is true freedom as well as true change!  Thank you for your presence with us and in us.  Fill Agape Churches with your fire even more, fall on us again, that we would burn brighter and brighter for your glory in this generation!  In Jesus’ name, amen.

Let’s worship to the song “Fire Fall” by Planetshakers:

-BW

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