THE HOLY SPIRIT
Given at Pentecost, it is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension, to empower the Church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth (Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:15-16, 2:1-4, 17, 38-39; 8:14-17;10:38, 44-47; 11:15-17; 19:1-6). We believe that the Holy Spirit empowers us to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us to live and that through the Holy Spirit, we have access to spiritual gifts for the purpose of building and edifying the local church. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of biblical parameters.
Hebrew 2:4; Romans 1:11, 12:4-8; Ephesians 4:16; Galatians 5:22-23; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; I Peter 4:10