Sunday, May 24, 2009

quote of the week: N.T. Wright on the Spirit poured out on God's people (after Christ's ascension)

...God doesn't give people the Holy Spirit in order to let them enjoy the spiritual equivalent of a day at Disneyland...But the point of the Spirit is to enable those who follow Jesus to take into all the world the news that he is Lord, that he has won the victory over the forces of evil, that a new world has opened up, and that we are to help make it happen.
N.T. Wright, Simply Christian, 122.


Lanny said...


The Holy Spirit teaches and guides us in that life that is only possible in Christ Jesus, the one lived for Him not ourselves.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Amen to that. Without the Spirit there's no way we could truly live out at all the life of Christ. And even Christ lived out his life here on earth by the Spirit, though both in view of his Incarnation, and that he is God as a person of the Trinity, that stands then to reason.