A Word From The Pastor: Dr. Timothy Nelson

 

     
     

...be filled with the Spirit. (Ephesians 5:18b)

In his book “What is a Healthy Church Member”, author, Thabiti Anyabwilw said, “a healthy church member is to be filled to overflowing with the gospel of Jesus Christ–that is, Gospel-Saturated.”

In Ephesians 5:18, the Apostle Paul wrote, “Do not get drunk with wine which leads to debauchery [or dissipation] but be filled with the Holy Spirit.” Paul used an unusual comparison, but, surely one the Ephesian believers could clearly understand. If one is to be under the influence of anything, let it NOT be any substance, but let it be the Spirit of God. To be filled with the Spirit means to be saturated with the Gospel. A Gospel-saturated disciple of Christ is one who visibly manifests the fruit of the Spirit, submits to the ministry and manifestation gifts of the Spirit and boldly gives witness to the good news of Jesus Christ.

Be a Gospel-saturated person for the glory of God and the good of the kingdom of God.

Adapted from: https://davidschrock.com/2009/10/08/gospel-saturation-the-third-mark-of-a-healthy-church-member/


 


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