Pastor Wayne continues the "Who We Are" series with a focus on prayer this morning. You cannot have a relationship without communication. If we want to be successful, we are going to have to make prayer a focus in our own life, but we are also going to have to make prayer a priority as a church as well.
Salvation is the Holy Spirit in you, received the moment you get saved. But being filled with the Holy Spirit happens subsequent to salvation. As we continue our "Who We Are" series, we learn the gifts of the Holy Spirit are to build and edify the church, and they are still applicable for today.
The original Church had been charged with reaching the entire world with the Gospel, but in the beginning, they just stayed in Jerusalem. Then persecution came and they had a paradigm shift. They scattered, but then accomplished what God intended them to. I think the church is facing this once again as this virus has forced us out of our four walls, completely rethinking what church looks like and how we reach people. Instead of being focused on what's going on inside the church, our paradigm has shifted, and we are looking outwardly as we should.