One of the common misconceptions regarding Jesus’ resurrection is that he raised himself from the dead. You might be surprised to know he didn’t! It was the Holy Spirit who raised him from the dead. Many of us may be uncomfortable with this type of language depending on our religious upbringing or background. Or, many of us might just be confused about what this Holy Spirit character is all about.
When we dig a bit deeper we find that not only did the Spirit raise Jesus from the dead, but also created the world, parted the Red Sea for Moses and the Israelites, healed the sick, and even calmed storms. So, here is something cool to think about: The same Holy Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead and did all that now lives in us. In fact, Jesus told his disciples that through this same Spirit, they would do even greater things than he did. We are going to explore what some of those things are in this series we’re calling “Same Power.” No matter what you’re going through or where you’re at, this same power that is in Jesus is also living within you, all you have to do is follow him.