RENEWAL IS NOT JUST THE HEART BUT THE MIND AS WELL. OUR MINDS ARE CORRUPTED WITH THE STANDARDS OF THE WORLD; -
ENABLE THE ENABLER; WHEN YOU ARE UNABLE -GOD IS ABLE; WHEN YOU ARE ABLE -YOU DISABLE THE ENABLER; BE ABLE TO ENABLE THE ENABLER; DON’T DISABLE THE HOLY SPIRIT DON’T WAIT TILL YOU ARE DISABLED SPIRITUALLY !
The promise and the gift of the Holy Spirit given to the Disciples. The mission of the Holy Spirit GUIDE YOU TO ALL TRUTH –
HOW DOES HE BUILD AND ANIMATES AND SANCTIFIES THE CHURCH? WITH HIS GIFTS - GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT GIFTS OF THE GIFT BECAUSE THEY ARE GIFTS- NEVER WORTHY
&quot;Since we live by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit's lead.&quot; —Galatians 5:25
THESE ARE THE GIFTS WE SHOULD BE STRIVING AND YEARNING FOR. THERE ARE THE GIFTS THAT WILL SANCTIFY AND MAKE US HOLY.
The Acts of the Apostles continues down to our own day. God wants to write new chapters, with each of us — and that includes you — playing an important role. The wind is still blowing. The fire of the Holy Spirit still burns. Each of us, however, needs to let the Holy Spirit in to do his work. Each of us has to allow the Holy Spirit to bring about a similar miracle in us.
The Disciples were frighten and gathered behind closed doors and hid from the Romans The sensed emptiness, abandonment and being forsaken and perhaps betrayed by their own “Master” For 40 days after Jesus Christ Resurrection he appeared in many ways to His disciples (John 20:19, John 21:19) They were still apprehensive and afraid but Jesus told them to wait for the Holy Spirit
Transformation Testimony Selfish and self centered Foul mouth Wine, Woman and Song Quenching my thirst with waters of the world - 'Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life'&quot; (John 4:13-14). Thirst for the truth- word of God CCR- Disciple Programme – CCC CCR & RCIA LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE- SLOWLY BUT SURELY LEAD – BEAUTY IN SERVICE – GOD’S MILLIONAIRES DOING KULI WORK LABOUR OF LOVE- I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Phil 4:13
GROW IN THE SPIRIT – “ Do not neglect the gift that is in you” 1 Timothy 4:14-15 NOT FOR SELF GLORIFICATION
God's transforming power in our life - OLL-KLG-GSS-2010
<ul><li>You are the only person who can revolutionize your life. </li></ul><ul><li>You are the only person who can influence your happiness, your realization and your success. </li></ul><ul><li>You are the only person who can help yourself. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Your life does not change when your boss changes, when your friends change, when your partner changes, when your company changes. </li></ul><ul><li>Your life changes when YOU change, when you go beyond your limiting beliefs, when you realize that you are the only one responsible for your life </li></ul>
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a New Creation, Old things have passed away, Behold all things have become new ! 2 Cor 5:17
"The Greatest sin of our generation is that it has lost all sense of sin" Pope Pius XII If we say, "We are without sin," we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 1 JOHN 1: 8 If we say, "We have not sinned," we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 1 JOHN 1 :10
DISOBEDIENCE <ul><li>You were spiritually dead through your sins and failures, all the time you followed this world's ideas of living, and obeyed the evil ruler of the spiritual realm, who is indeed fully operative today in those who disobey God. We all lived like that in the past, and followed the desires and imaginings of our lower natures, being, in fact, under the wrath of God by nature, like everyone else. Ephesians 2:1-3 </li></ul>
God’s ultimate plan for us – that we may: ...attain to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ (Eph. 4:13) "Our greatest wish and prayer is that you will become mature Christians." 2 Cor 13:9 … press on to maturity (Heb 6:1)
For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens. Therefore, put on the armor of God, that you may be able to resist on the evil day and, having done everything, to hold your ground. Ephesians 6 : 12-13
THE HOLY SPIRIT IN BRIEF (C.C.C.) 747- The Holy Spirit, whom Christ the head pours out on his members, builds, animates, and sanctifies the Church. She is the sacrament of the Holy Trinity's communion with men.
THE HOLY SPIRIT OUR ENABLER <ul><li>“ … The Holy Spirit, who sanctifies the people of God through the ministry and sacraments gives to the faithful special gifts as well ( 1 Cor 12:7) allotting to everyone according to His wi ll (1 Cor 12:11). Thus may the individual, according to the gift each has received, administered it to one another and become good stewards of the manifold grace of God (1Peter 4:10) and build up thereby the whole body in charity ( Eph 4:16) </li></ul><ul><li>(Documents of vatican II, Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, Chapter 1. para 3) </li></ul>
Sanctifying FORTITUDE COUNSEL PIETY FEAR OF THE LORD KNOWLEDGE UNDER STANDING WISDOM 7 GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT Isaiah 11:1-10 Gifts
Bible and the Church <ul><li>"But the word of the Lord abides for ever.’ That word is the good news which was preached to you" </li></ul><ul><li>(1 Pet. 1:25) St. Peter </li></ul><ul><li>Christ promised that the gates of hell would not prevail against the Church (Matt. 16:18) and the New Testament itself declares the Church to be "the pillar and foundation of the truth" </li></ul><ul><li>(1 Tim. 3:15). St. Paul </li></ul>
Traditions of the Church <ul><li>"He who hears you hears me, and he who rejects you rejects me" (Luke 10:16). </li></ul><ul><li>"stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us , either by word of mouth or by letter " (2 Thess. 2:15). St. Paul </li></ul><ul><li>"So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes by the preaching of Christ" (Rom. 10:17). </li></ul><ul><li>St. Paul </li></ul>
There was much else that Jesus did; if it were written down in detail, I do not suppose the world itself would hold all the books that would be written. John 21:25
Sacraments The point of all the sacraments is to make us holy, to make us radiate with God's own life, and to bring us to heaven. That is the great mission of the Holy Spirit.
ON LOVE “ If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” <ul><li>“ I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.” </li></ul>
ON LOVE <ul><li>“ I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I do know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will NOT ask, How many good things have you done in your life?, rather he will ask, </li></ul><ul><li>How much LOVE did you put into what you did?” </li></ul>
“ In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love .” “ Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus .”
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love , I am nothing 1 Corinthians 13:2 "If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love , I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal." 1 Corinthians 13:1
“ Charisms are therefore graces bestowed by the Holy Spirit on certain members of the faithful to prepare them to contribute to the common good of the Church.” Pope John Paul II Address to participants in the Second International Conference of Ecclesial Movements, 2 March 1987, L'Osservatore Romano English edition, 16 March 1987,
'Twas battered and scarred, and the auctioneer Thought it scarcely worth his while To waste much time on the old VIOLIN, But held it up with a smile. Old Violin
"What am I bid, good folks?" he cried. "Who'll start the bidding for me? A dollar, a dollar – now two, only two - Two dollars, and who'll make it three?" "Three dollars once, three dollars twice, Going for three“ BUT NO!
From the room far back a gray-haired man Came forward and picked up the bow; Then wiping the dust from the old violin, And tightening up all the strings, He played a melody pure and sweet, As sweet as an angel sings.
The music ceased, and the auctioneer, With a voice that was quiet and low, Said: "What am I bid for the old violin?" And he held it up with the bow.
"A thousand – and who'll make it two? Two thousand – and who'll make it three? Three thousand once and three thousand twice - And going and gone!" said he.
The people cheered, but some of them cried, "We do not quite understand. What changed its worth?" The man replied: THE TOUCH OF THE MASTER'S HAND