June 24,2024

Good morning Church family, I greatly enjoyed spending time with you yesterday and I meant it when I said that I can feel Psalm 16:3 so tangibly concerning you: “As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.” 

And I pray that our Church family would feel that truth more and more amidst one another. Simply put, it’s just another way of saying that we’re growing to love one-another more and more just as Christ said that we should (John 13:33-35, 1 Thess. 4:9-10). 

Concerning the work of the Holy Spirit, which we heard Christ speak about yesterday (through His Word by His Spirit in my sermon), I hope that you apply these realities of the Holy Spirit’s ministry to your life and especially Vacation Bible School this week. 

One thing that I take away from Christ’s words concerning the Spirit is how utterly dependent the Omniscient Spirit is on Jesus and likewise how completely dependent Jesus is on His Father (John 5:19, 30, 16:14-15).  And if within our Trinitarian God’s relationship with one-another there is complete dependence (oneness), then how much more should it be said of us! 

We must ask God to keep our attitudes completely dependent on the Holy Spirit to help us glorify Jesus Who leads us into a relationship with the Father. And we must stay completely dependent on Him to open up other hearts to truly see the gloriousness of Jesus. 

Apply that to this week during VBS (or any Christ centered mission for that matter!). Let’s pray together that the Holy Spirit would shine light on every lesson, every conversation and every message from God’s Word to make Christ seen clearly in all of His majesty, greatness and power. May He open up the eyes of these children, some who live in dark environments and many who don’t but yet still need the Holy Spirit’s illuminating guidance to help them see Christ. 

May we all see Christ together through the ministry of the Holy Spirit. May we know the Holy Spirit more so that we may know Jesus more so that we may know the Father more. That describes our application of thinking that stems from understanding the seamless Trinitarian link between our Father, Son & Holy Spirit. May we all get to know the fullness of God together so that we may say what Jesus said: 

“He will glorify Me, for He will take what is Mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is Mine; Therefore I said that He will take what is Mine and declare it to you.” -John 16:14-15. 

With love from the Father, in Christ, by the Spirit, 

Aaron

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