At Dorrigo LifeSprings Church we believe that Jesus is our Shepherd, the head of His body on the earth. That His vision is our vision to work out in our own Acts !:8 commission ” you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
We all do this differently as The Holy Spirit directs us, but the framework is the same. Worship God. Witness to the redemption found in no-one else but Jesus. Walk in the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Jesus only spoke what He heard the Father say “For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken” John 12:49, and did only what He saw the Father doing. “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.” John 5:19
He brought light into the darkness, He brought food for the hungry, He brought healing to the broken, He brought hope to the despairing. He responded with compassion, but left no room for doubt that He was God incarnate. We follow Him, we do as He did…with the help and indwelling power of the Holy Spirit and with the authority won back for us by Jesus and in His name. This can be daunting and stretching and challenging, but so exciting living every day hand in hand with the Holy Spirit. Check out Jeremy Riddle’s word on spiritual authority ( 29/8/2014 ) on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghkE-sdYbP4
Be blessed as you serve our wonderful, mighty, loving Papa God.