Since being at Spring Harvest, I have been considering the three themes that the teaching has focused on:
The Unfathomable Father
The Unbeatable Son
The Unstoppable Spirit
Our culture increasingly tends to marginalise the Church. Public debate often presents an atheistic and humanistic view of the world. In this context the Church can get worn down and begin to lose confidence in God, in the Gospel and in the Bible. The Spring Harvest themes aimed to help people see that God is bigger and better than we tend to think.
Consider the following verses and the phrases above about the living God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Then take a moment to wonder again at the greatness of our God:
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God.
1 John 3:1 TNIV
But now God has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation.
Colossians 1:22 TNIV
You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses…
Acts 1:8 TNIV
This Easter weekend we celebrate the central events on which our Christian faith is based. Almost a third of each Gospel focuses on the events leading up to Jesus’ death and resurrection. The spotlight of Scripture falls on the reason the Son of God came to live amongst us. The plan had always been that he would die for us. He was raised to life again so that we might know a full life for now and eternity.
So, as we journey through the darkness and the injustice of Good Friday, through the silence of Saturday and into the joy and exuberance of Resurrection Day:
May the love of the unfathomable Father overwhelm you.
May the forgiveness of the unbeatable Son restore you.
May the power of unstoppable Spirit fill you and equip you.