On the third day of Spiritual Emphasis Week, Pastor Dalton Stoltz from Liberty Greenbrier addressed the GCA community for the second time. After a quick summary of witness to the movement of the Spirit of God over the week, Pastor Stoltz took time to emphasize the immediate need of “authentic community” in the Christian life. With conviction, he proclaimed that, as Christians, it is impossible to live alone and there is no possible way to grow in Christ through a life lived in isolation. He continued in explaining this reality by describing how God Himself lives in perfect, authentic community through communion with His son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Through the reference of Ecclesiastes 4, Pastor Stoltz challenged those present to encourage one another in their Christian faith and to defend and protect one another in order that they might run with endurance toward Jesus Christ together. In closing, Pastor Stoltz turned the attention to Jesus, teaching of His great command toward the end of His life to love one another as Christ loves them!

Key Passages: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; John 13:33-35