Last Sunday, during the sermon, we were wrestling with the tension between the Old Testament and the New Testament in terms of how they understand the Spirit. If you’ll remember, we looked at a number of passages in the Old Testament that teach that humans receive God’s Spirit from birth, and that its God’s spirit-breath sustains all life. So, we asked, “what about passages in the New Testament that talk about us not receiving the Holy Spirit until we have faith in Jesus?
Today we are beginning a new series called Spirit-Breath. The goal is to understand on a deeper level the way God’s Spirit moves within us. The goal is not only to understand, but to begin to practice stepping out to experience the Spirit in new ways. We’ll be exploring this some in the 9:15 class, but we also hope to have times outside of Sunday morning, through unstructured times of prayer and worship. (Slide 2). First, a note about the word “spirit.” In the Old Testame