Is the Spirit

Is the Spirit’s leading relevant to assembly meetings?

We worship by the Spirit (Phi 3:3, JND); we work by means of the Spirit (1Co 12:4-7); we walk together with others by the Spirit (Gal 5:25). The Spirit’s leading is essential in every aspect of our assembly life and service. If our assembly meetings do not display the sovereignty of the Spirit ("the Lord the Spirit," 2Co 3:18) in directing them, we have nothing more than mere ritual and empty form. The substance, timing, and coordination of our worship, prayer, teaching, and preaching must result from the leading of the Spirit. This will be very limiting to those of us who know little of His leading in our daily lives.

D. Oliver