The Great Guidance Counselor

Yesterday’s message to our Jr. High OTTAGETTU concluded our series on who God is by focusing on the Holy Spirit, the third member of the Trinity. Teens live in a culture that is constantly dragging them toward risky, destructive attitudes and behaviors. One of the Holy Spirit’s most powerful roles is to lead us away from the wrong path and toward the right path. He also gives us wisdom, and he uses us to make a difference in our world. Last evening we talked about how the Holy Spirit truly works as a counselor in our lives.

After Jesus returned to heaven, (John 16:5-15) God sent the Holy Spirit to serve as a guide. This reveals how God genuinely wants the best for us. God knows we need help to live truly meaningful, significant, impacting lives. We receive this help through God the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity.

Giving us the Holy Spirit also shows that God wants a close relationship with us because of his incredible love for us. God sends his Spirit so that we can remain in constant communion with him until we arrive in heaven. The Holy Spirit allows us to be connected to God at all times and to understand God’s incredible plan for our lives.

I hope you’re able to recognize the power of the Holy Spirit in your life. The Spirit will provide you with the strength and wisdom to survive the turbulent teenage years-an ever-present counselor and guide.

About Gene Reineman

Gene has been on staff @ CFCOG since 2006. He & his wife, Joey, have two children, Josette & Gabriel. Gene enjoys watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Phillies, & UNC Basketball. He also enjoys running, swimming, & playing golf. Gene’s approach to ministry, is in part, drawn from 1 Thessalonians 2:8, “We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God’s Good News but our own lives, too.” – NLT

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