Deacon Larry Oney and Gerardo Hernandez of Hope and Purpose Ministries held a prayer service last night at St. Teresa of Avila Church in Gonzalez, Louisiana. The theme was “Live by the Spirit,” and Deacon Oney spoke about the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and the ways we can live them out in our lives. One of the Scripture passages used in the presentation spoke to the hope we have in living by the Spirit; it gives us the courage to walk in the ways of the Lord:
“I say, then: live by the Spirit and you will certainly not gratify the desire of the flesh. For the flesh has desires against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; these are opposed to each other, so that you may not do what you want. But if you are guided by the Spirit, you are not under the law.”
A few photos were taken at the event, which you can see below. We pray that the event inspired people to continue living by the Spirit and utilizing His gifts in their lives.