In Forgotten God: Reversing our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit, Francis Chan writes, “The church is intended to be a beautiful place of community. A place where wealth is shared and when one suffers, everyone suffers. A place where when one rejoices, everyone rejoices. A place where everyone experiences real love and acceptance in the midst of great honesty about our brokenness. Yet most of the time this is not even close to how we would describe our churches.
Without the Spirit of God in our midst, working in us, guiding us and living and loving through us, we will never be the kind of people who make up this kind of community.”
-- Forgotten God: Reversing our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit P. 152. Illustration by Jim L. Wilson
Romans 1:12 (NIV) “that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith”