As Covenant Life Church, we are in eager and intelligent pursuit of the presence, power, fruit, and all the gifts of God’s Spirit as mentioned in the Bible, and we heed the biblical call to be filled with the Spirit, and remain filled, throughout our walk with Jesus.
To be a Christian is to be with Jesus, and Jesus promised not to leave us as orphans even though he was going to the right hand of the Father in heaven. The coming of the Holy Spirit is the fulfillment of that promise, so that we can have Jesus with us even now.
This is one of the great chapters in Scripture. It features the Holy Spirit, with references to Him fifteen times in the first seventeen verses alone. But, it has been remarked that the theme of the chapter is the absolute security of the believer, from the “no condemnation” of verse 1 to the nothing “will be able to separate us” of verse 39.