a Spirit-filled church
"The mission of the church, the reason we exist,
is to bear witness to the present reign and rule of Christ, who is at
the right hand of God. If we try to do it in our own power, we will
fail. The reason for the outpouring of the Spirit is not to make us feel
spiritual. It is not to give us a spiritual high. It is so that we can
do the job that Jesus gave the church to do...
RC Sproul, Acts
The Holy Spirit always points beyond Himself to
Christ. If you are in a Spirit-filled church that does not focus on the
ministry of Christ, you are not in a Spirit-filled church. It is that
simple. The Holy Spirit is sent to empower the church to bear witness to
Christ, to apply the work of Christ on the cross in terms of its
redemptive significance to all who believe. The Father sends, the Son
accomplishes, and the Spirit applies the work of Christ."