Question: Americans toss away 92% of these without ever using them. What are they?

Answer: Instructions!

While many of us seem to throw away our instructions and get away relatively unharmed, ignoring IKEA furniture instructions might cause problems and frustration.

There are bigger consequences to ignoring the truths of scripture and trying to make things up as we go along. We can get ourselves into much greater problems, find ourselves enslaved to hurts, habits and hangups. It can be the difference between life and death.

One of those truths that we ignore at our own peril is that we have at our disposal God’s very own Spirit to lead us, guide us, and empower us toward greater amounts of freedom, peace, and joy in this life and the life to come. That’s the subject of Pastor Jill’s sermon this morning, called “Thriving WITH The Holy Spirit.” It’s the next in our current series on the Trinity.