Fore Street Topsham, Exeter

Minister : Reverend Paul Collings BTh (Hons) : email : paul.collings@methodist.org.uk : Telephone : 01392 206229 : Mobile : 07941 880768

About Us

St Nicholas Methodist Church has existed on the present site for over 150 years since it opened in 1867.

We are a friendly community of believers where all are welcomed. We help each other to worship God, and strive to live more like Christ in service beyond the walls of our church building.

Part of the
Exeter Coast and Country Circuit of the Methodist Church.

Thursday, 27 May 2021

That’s the Spirit


The Promise Of The Spirit

The miraculous events wrought in Jerusalem by the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost indicated to the disciples that Jesus Christ, the Messiah-Saviour, had indeed taken His place at the right hand of the Majesty on high. With Jewish critics all around, Peter lifted his voice and said that all who were in Jerusalem on that day were seeing the fulfilment of prophecy—the words of Jesus that He would send the Holy Spirit after His death and resurrection and exaltation. 


“Therefore,” Peter cried, “let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God has made that same Jesus whom you have crucified both Lord and Christ” (Acts 2:36). Many have failed to note Peter’s Pentecostal emphasis: the important thing in God’s plan was the fact that Jesus had been exalted in heaven and that His glorification there had been the signal for the coming of the promised Holy Spirit. What a lesson! The Spirit does not have to be begged—He comes when the Saviour is honoured and exalted!


Verse

This Jesus . . . being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost. Acts 2:32–33


Thought

The important thing in God’s plan was the fact that Jesus had been exalted in heaven and that His glorification there had been the signal for the coming of the promised Holy Spirit.


Prayer

Lord, we crave the Holy Spirit more than ever. 

As we exalt Your name, 

may we revel in the joy that the Spirit brings to my life.


When we feel alone, when we feel rejected

Come, Holy Spirit, Come!

When we feel drained and dried up, and we can’t give any more,

Come, Holy Spirit, Come!

When we are unsure of how to move or where to go or what to do,

Come, Holy Spirit, Come!

Come, Holy Spirit, revive us, move in us,

and encourage us on the journey of faith.

Come, Holy Spirit, Come! Amen!


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