August 16, 2015

Redeeming Relationships

Beware of lifeless spirituality.

Lifeless Spiritual Experience:

  1. Ecstasy: an artificial emotional high (Apply: be prepared for God’s Spirit to take us through some lows.)
  2. Autopilot: a completed state of higher spiritual perfection (Apply: Be mindful that we are all in process and vulnerable.)
  3. Self-effort: a matter of trying harder (Apply: Be careful not to move beyond the gospel.)

Challenge: Who is driving my life?

  • Who? the filling of the Spirit is relational, not procedural.
  • What’s happening in my life that makes sense only by spiritual work?

Sermon Notes 08-16-2015