Call to Worship March 29, 2015

We worship our one God in three persons giving praise and thanks for the work of the Holy Spirit. He is not seen in visible form, yet He is not absent. He is often misunderstood, yet He is never complacent. The Holy Spirit was present and working at creation and His work is necessary for the soul’s regeneration. God glories in the work of the Spirit in illumination to aid in our sanctification and ultimate glorification. Apart from His work we would not understand the word of God, disconnecting our thoughts from the truth, promises and comfort of God. “The Father is the one who seals. Christ is the location or sphere in which the sealing is accomplished. The Spirit is the means or instrument of the seal.” (Harold Hoehner) It is the Holy Spirit who seals us in the redemptive promises of the Father that were accomplished through the person and work of the Son. We must give thanks for the Spirit and never forget the importance of His work.

Galatians 3:13-14 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”— in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.