Sometimes called the “Spirit of God,” the “Angel of God” or even the spooky-sounding “Holy Ghost,” the third person of the Trinity can seem so confusing and mysterious that we don’t talk about Him very much. Ironically, the Holy Spirit is probably the most relevant person in our daily Christian life.
Cru president Steve Douglass explains that, "[Founder] Bill Bright once said that if he had to make a choice between sharing the gospel with a non-Christian and sharing the Spirit-filled life with a believer, he would do the latter, ‘because that would empower the believer to witness to many more non-Christians in the future.’”
Bill Bright focused on the Spirit-filled life because he knew it is impossible to live as God wants us to any other way. In his transferable concept lesson he wrote about “Spiritual Breathing,” explaining how a Christian must constantly breathe out through agreeing with God about our sin and turning back to Him (John 1:9) and breathe in by asking the Holy Spirit to fill you once again.
A few other analogies have been used around Cru to help bring clarity to our vital relationship with the Holy Spirit:
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