The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is Gods present activity in our midst. When we sense Gods leading, Gods
challenge, or Gods support or comfort, it’s the Holy Spirit at work. The Holy Spirit, who brought the
church into being, is still guiding and upholding it, if we will but listen.
The fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit are not of our own achievement. They are the outgrowth of
the Spirit’s work in us, by grace, through our faith in Jesus the Christ. Through these fruits and
gifts, the Holy Spirit empowers us for ministry in the world. How does the Holy Spirit affect our
lives? By changing us! By renewing us and by strengthening us for the work of ministry.