As I was preparing for this Sunday, reading Acts 18, as well as some commentaries, I began to think about what message I could bring? I read how the gospel spreads to Corinth not just through human wisdom and might, but by the power of the Holy Spirit. I read about the faithful followers of Jesus, both men and woman, like Pricilla and Aquilla, who were instrumental in telling and teaching people about Jesus and a new way to live. I read how hard they worked, both for the church but also in their business (Paul a tent maker), to earn money for their families. How they were motivated by Jesus, how they had vision and direction, how many people got saved healed and set free. I read about an incredible speaker named Apolos who was a great mind, yet still had things to learn, namely what it was to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit, not relying on his own strength but the strength of God. As I thought about all these things and about all the different things I could speak about, God spoke clearly to me, by reminding me of something that He has been saying to us for nearly two years now, and it is this:
Mars Hill Church, will you catch the rain?