"We enter to Worship and depart to Serve."
The Work of the Holy Spirit
To live a Christian life, you and I need the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit that empowers us and enables us to live a Christian life. Likewise, our church needs the direction and the power of the Holy Spirit. It is what enables Mt. Hermon UMC to be the church Jesus intends us to be. However, to be open to receiving the direction and power of the Holy Spirit takes courage.
We know that we are limited in what we can do, but God is unlimited. This is further explained in the book, “Rediscovering our Spiritual Gifts.” The author, Charles Bryant, writes, “So out of ignorance and confusion, perhaps distrust, about the mysterious operations of the Spirit, the easier and safer direction is to continue using our God-given intelligence and judgments.” The righteous path is most often the more difficult path, it requires God’s help.