Day Thirty-Six – הַיּוֹם שִׁשָּׁה וּשְׁלֹשִׁים לָעֹמֶר
Video Devotional – Making Connections During This Season:
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As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. (Matt 3:11)
I baptized you with water; but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit. (Mark 1:8) And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high. (Luke 24:49)
“Where is my super suit?”
Fictional heroes often have capes or special suits. These stories portray super human strength and abilities that are wielded to bring about truth and justice. At least that’s what the story lines attempt to depict. The power with which God clothes believers is not mythical. The gospel is God’s power for salvation. We can and do participate in proclaiming His good news. However, not all things that we think are powerful are in accordance with God’s idea of life changing power.
• How do we understand power from God’s point of view?
• Lord, what power have You given me to guide my steps in life? How has Your power set me free?
• How can I relate what true power is with someone else?
• Read Romans 8:1-6 together in a group. The Spirit is not a thing or a concept. The Spirit is living and active just as the Father and Son. How should we understand “a mind set on the Spirit?”
Resources for Day 36 of Counting the Omer