May 28, 2023    Steve Dozeman

The Church of Jesus was birthed while people were praying. The Holy Spirit came as promised when God’s people waited and prayed - seeking this gift that Jesus promised. People didn’t start the church - God through an outpouring of His Spirit started the Church! And what was the church called to do? Witness. Witness to the world about their great God! Whenever we think we can do Church without the power and leading of God’s Spirit, we come up short. Whenever we lose focus on the primary calling of the Church, we end up in decline. As we celebrate the birthday of the church on this Pentecost, we return to the source of its origin - the outpouring of the Spirit, its power through prayer, and its calling to witness to the world.