What Does it Mean to be Spiritual?
"I'm spiritual, but I'm not religious." You have probably heard peolpe say this before. Often it means that they don't follow a set system of relgious teaching, but they allow for the existence of a spiritual realm and attempt to interact with it in some way. We know that Christianity is so much better than a system of rules to follow or teachings to memorize. Christianity is true spirituality. God himself, through the Holy Spirit, tells us what it means to really be spiritual. God, who is spirit, became a person to live for us, die for us, and save us! Now he gives us a new relationship with him that changes who we are, where we are going, and how we interact with each other. The spiritual truths of Christianity have life-changing implications for our spiritual and physical lives here on earth.
So, what does it mean to be spiritual? Does it mean that we go off on our own to meditate and ponder the meaning of life or try to get in touch with God through nature or deep breathing exercises? No, not really. Does it mean that we work ourselves into an emotional state of mind so that we can feel the presence of the Spirit? That's not what God tells us either.
In this sermon series from 1 Corinthians, we will see what it means to be spiritual. We'll especially see how the Holy Spirit works among a whole community of believers to build us up, so that we can encourage others.
This exciting sermon series begins January 20th!