June 10, 2017

Perfect in the Spirit

June 10, 2017
Perfect in the Spirit

Daily Reading
John 14:15-17
Psalm 8
This week’s sermon text: James 5:1-6

Field Notes
“One of the words John Wesley used to describe the holiness characteristic of the Christian life was perfection. He did not think that Christians could be free of ignorance or mistakes, but he did think that through the work of Christ made present by the Holy Spirit, Christians could be freed from ‘outward sins.’ According to Wesley, ‘the fullness of time is now come, the Holy Ghost is now given, the great salvation of God is brought unto men by the revelation of Jesus Christ. The kingdom of heaven is now set up on earth.'”
– from “The Holy Spirit” by Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Willimon (Abindgon Press, 2015).

Questions for the Field

  • What “outward sins” are you in need of repenting from?
  • How can you grow in your trust of the Holy Spirit for taking away these sins?

Family Field Talk

  • Has there been a time, maybe in worship or somewhere else, where you’ve felt the presence of the Holy Spirit?
  • What has it felt like?

Prayer Guide
Glorious and gracious God, we ask you today to take away the power of sin so that we might be more perfect today, more like Jesus in all that we do. Give us your great love this day. In Jesus’ name, through the power of the Holy Spirit, we pray. Amen.