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God isn’t looking for ability among his people, he’s looking for availability. When Jesus gave the assignment to the seventy to pave the way, they could have said, "I'm not equipped." But he wants us to step out in faith and do what he’s calling us to do. He wants us to carry the flame of his love into people’s lives.
Barnabas, was so filled with the Holy Spirit and the love of Christ that he couldn’t seem to keep from helping other believers and lifting them up in the Lord. When the flame of the gospel is burning brightly in a person or a church, people will likewise have a great love for others in need.
When we carry the flame, we are carrying within us the Holy Spirit, who touches others through us with his light and love and truth. This is what we will examine in this session . . . what it means to carry the flame and be filled with the Spirit. In particular, we will look at who the Holy Spiri...