Stunned by the Holy Spirit

Jennie Pollock is a freelance writer and editor. She has an MA in Philosophy and loves to think, read and write about the assumptions underpinning our cultural values. She lives in central London, is part of Grace London, a church in the Waterloo district of London.

It’s so easy to think ‘If only Jesus would appear again on earth, if he were here and could speak to my friends, then they’d believe,’ but the evidence of the Bible contradicts that. An unusual man claiming to be God attracts far fewer followers than a bunch of flawed people empowered by the Holy Spirit. More people came to Christ through one sermon preached by a failed fisherman than through seeing the risen Christ in person.

Reading her blog post brought to mind Jesus’ comments in John 14:12 that have often perplexed us: “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works.”

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