The second teaching of Scot McKnight on the Power of Pentecost was “The Power to Change”.
Last night Scot made the point that the Holy Spirt want’s to transform our abilities and transcend our inabilties. This process involves change.
Tonight we learned about the importance of embracing the cross in the process of change. We are able to overcome our inabilities through the power of the Holy Spirit by embracing the cross.
The cross is a symbol that reminds us that we have crucified ourselves and now we are living for Christ. The implication is that a start to do what I don’t want to do and stop doing what I want to do. Stop gossiping for instance; start being a more giving spouse; a more patient parent; more caring neighbour. By embracing the cross you start doing what God wants you to do.
We go through three faces on our way to embrace the cross: Lees voort “PENTECOST – THE POWER TO CHANGE”