Church, Identity, and the Holy Spirit

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By Jeff Lakin - March 18, 2018

God scattered people at the tower of Babel because of their sinfulness and then raised up Abram and his descendants (Israel) to be the means of blessing the nations (Gen. 11-12).  In the Old Testament, Israel existed in a roller coaster ride of living in that purpose and forgetting it.  God makes the prophet Joel a promise that someday he would pour out his Spirit and restore Israel.  This message discusses these two events through the lense of Acts 2 where God undoes the effects of Babel and baptizes people in the Spirt and starts the Church.  Our identity is “Church.”  Our identity is to fulfill the purposes of God as Church.