The Holy Spirit's Empowering Activity

Clark Pinnock wrote this of the Holy Spirit’s empowering activity within the church:

"The first act of the risen Lord was to breathe the Spirit on the disciples and send them forth into mission.  This alerts us to the fact that the effectiveness of the church is due not to human competency or programming but to the power of God at work.  The church rides the wind of God’s spirit like a hawk endlessly and effortlessly circling and gliding in the summer sky."