The Role of the Holy Spirit Within Text: Galatians 5:22-25 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. ''The wind [pneuma] blows wherever it pleases. Thus, when we say, “Come, Holy Spirit”, the Spirit can come, not as if on command, but as promised. e) Be baptized for the remission of your sins (Mark 16:15,16). 2:12). We can explain what the Spirit does, but how he does it, no man must pretend to know. 6) He forbids. The Holy Spirit awakens us to the presence of God. The Spirit reveals the mystery of God to us (Eph. 5. “Holy men of God spake. Pneuma - ''breath, wind, spirit.'' B. 2) However, He did not want them to be without assurances. 10 But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life[d] because of righteousness. As soon as a person becomes a believer the Holy Spirit lives within; therefore, we shall learn more about His role! Or was it created? Again from the book the Shack; Mack continues to describe the Holy Spirit “Sarayu” “From what he could tell this wiry-looking person was maybe of northern Chinese or Nepalese or even Mongolian ethnicity. Follow along online with Bible verses from the message, a place to see Dr. Stanley's sermon notes, and room to take your own! The Spirit bears witness in us that we are children of God (Rom. The Father is responsible for the creation of the message–the ideas. The Spirit confesses that Jesus came in the flesh (1 John 4:2). ''The wind [pneuma] blows wherever it pleases. Foreman of the church. 10)Makes decisions. Numbers 11:25-30 “And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease. The Holy Spirit is the working agent of God’s Mind and Power. The Spirit reveals Christ to us and in us (John 16:14-15). You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it is going. a. Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding?”, 3) Grace — Hebrews 10:29 “Spirit of Grace”, 4) Powerful — Romans 15:19 “Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.”. The Spirit makes some overseers in the church and sends some out to the work of church planting [through the body] (Acts 20:28; 13:2). The Father was responsible for the plan. However, Acts 2:4 depicts how 3000 people were baptized in the Holy Spirit on Mount Zion, which shows us that the law kills, but the Spirit gives life. . Psalm 143:10 “Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.”, 2) Praise for His work in creation. Guided Peter to the house of Cornelius. So the main character of the book is Mack, and he is describing the Holy Spirit in his words. 7) This evening we want to answer the question, “Who is the Holy Spirit.”. 9 Discoveries that Confirm the Bible / Proof for God Video, Are our High School Graduates Ready for the World? The Complexity of Life new video by Michael Behe, Does carbon dating prove the earth is millions of years old? The Scriptures do at times personify the Holy Spirit, but this does not prove that the Holy Spirit is a person. 4) He calls. 1 John 5:6, “And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is the truth.”See also 1 Cor. 3. The Holy Spirit (John 16:8-15) — Listen (Free) | Download MP3 (Free) | Purchase CD $1.25. To  just fulfill 8 prophecies concerning Christ you must begin by multiplying all these... By Eric Hovind| Beginner, Creation News Articles Whenever the worldview of evolution is questioned, the topic of carbon dating always comes up. The articles by the Prisoners do not reflect the view of this website but are published intact as the prisoners write them, however comments are welcome. However, in the verse above these people had been baptized in the Name of Jesus alone, Jesus tells us to baptize in the Name of the Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, He doesn’t tell us to also later to lay on hands, but give the invitation of the Holy Spirit during baptism. The context of this passage identifies that the church was gathered that day in that place in response to Christ’s instruction to the disciples to go to Jerusalem and wait for this gift of God’s Spirit. The Spirit empowers us (Luke 4:14; 24:49; Rom. For on the eighth day Christ arose from the dead, and gave us the spiritual circumcision. He is God, Part of the Triune God Head. The Spirit is the agent by which we are baptized into the body of Christ (1 Cor. “But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. THE YEAR OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. He was ruddy, with a fine appearance and handsome features. Was God or the Holy Spirit ever defined as a “person” as in human being? And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 12:4, 8-10; Heb. 5) Let’s begin a series of studies on the Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:2 “The Spirit of God moved (acted) upon the face of the deep.”. The Spirit dispenses God’s love into our hearts (Rom. The mp3 audio sermon will start downloading immediately you. For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.”, 1) Praise for His goodness. 2) The Holy Spirit is not some mystical force. Be shepherds of the church of God,[a] which he bought with his own blood.[). “the railroad brought many towns into being”. 2:13; 1 Pet. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE MYSTERY OF CHRISTMAS. 2:22). 4:30). (Sermon 3: Luke 2 :21-24) By St. Cyril of Alexandria ... it is absolutely nothing, but it is pregnant with the graceful type of a mystery, or rather contains the hidden manifestation of the truth. Led by the Spirit into the Wilderness Luke 4:1-14. Tonight I want to talk about the greatest Mystery: The Holy Spirit: The Bible uses many metaphors for the Holy Spirit – wind, fire, a dove, anointing oil, water, a counselor, a guide, and breath. Is The Holy Spirit part of the Trinity? “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.”. The Spirit reveals what has been given to us from God (1 Cor. Some describe the human being as a spiritual being having a human experience, and personally I think that is an accurate statement. MYSTERY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT is a collection of sermons delivered by A.W. a. Isaiah 48:16 when the Father sends, the Spirit sends as well. Sproul recovered the art of teaching and has become a model of theological fidelity, teaching intensity, and Christian statesmanship. intercede (step in on behalf of someone) (Romans 8:26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. On the Day of Pentecost, the beginning of the Church of God was announced with powerful miracles, and Peter preached an inspired sermon describing how we can receive the Holy Spirit: “Then Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit’” (Acts 2:38). As you know, we’ve been in a series in Galatians, and we’ll hold off on that until next Lord’s Day. Having the Holy Spirit is having the Holy mind of God. Home; About Us; Contact Us; Sermons; Terms & Conditions 2:4). 12:28). John 14:16 1. 7 When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to.). When so many others were offering excuses for doctrinal atrophy, R.C. The Holy Spirit is referred to as a being or an “existence” but not as a spirit having a human experience, but having a God Experience, and often angels who would be spirits having a celestial experience, and when Christ returns we will shed this terrestrial body, and put on a celestial body and be the same spirit having an eternal experience. Many people don't realize that the Holy Spirit is a person. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE MYSTERY OF CHRISTMAS. 395 views. He has given us God’s words so we can understand that God wants us to be faithful. The answer is no, He is life, and He imparts life: in Genesis 2:7 Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. 5) We see several things here in regard to creation. The Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:8). 3) The Holy Spirit is one with the Father. The author of the “Shack”  portrays the Holy Spirit as a gardener who, as Mack discovers later, is working in the garden of his soul. Conclusion: There is a being called the Holy Spirit…. We have looked at the question, “Who is the Holy Spirit?”, 1) If you are a Christian but have fallen away. The Spirit speaks to, in, and through us (1 Cor. She loves that name.’” (pg. or a Few Thousand Years Old? When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money. Now think about that verse, first God formed the man, and at that point he was a being, a non-living being, just as that ship, or that town is a non-living being, and if any of you have worked in the funeral business as I have, you really start to understand the difference, for that is what the body returns to, but once God breathed Himself, the breath of life into that body, it changed from a non-living being to a living being a human being. The Spirit regenerates us (John 3:5-8; Titus 3:5). Rom. Some believe repentance, belief, baptism and the laying on of hands are the steps God asks us to follow today before He gives His Holy Spirit, so if a person has not followed these steps, he or she does not have the Holy Spirit in him or her yet. The Spirit makes us (corporately) God’s habitation (Eph. 1:14. You see the Holy Spirit is a wonderful mystery, we only catch the glimpse of Him out of the corner of our eye occasionally. 12:13). 3:18). 8:26, “And in the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.”. The church without the Holy Spirit is separated and cut off from its only source of identity, proclamation, and life. And let him that heareth say, Come. They are all three mentioned together as part of the godhead. Acts 2:1-2. .”, b) Believe with all your heart; Hebrews 11:6 “For without faith it is impossible . This includes a new identity, forgiveness, redemption, grace, adoption, inheritance, knowing the mystery of his will and being given the Holy Spirit. January 27, 2016 by childebrand. When a person repents and is baptized, two things are promised: forgiveness of sin and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit. I look forward to it with deep earnest anticipation. The Spirit transforms us into the image of Christ (2 Cor. 2:10). 4) The Holy Spirit is a person with personal characteristics. He came up with the blueprints. God has made himself fully available to us. Again, as above we have shown that the Holy Spirit is not a “person” as in Human Being, but a being (having a God Experience). He has a unique work in spiritual creation. 5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. In the midst of all the sermon and service preparations associated with the Christmas season we often fail to appreciate the role of the Holy Spirit in the events celebrated. The Spirit guides us into all truth (John 16:13). When you receive this revelation, you will start experiencing the Lord’s abundant blessings of provision, health, and wholeness! No mere symbol is able to: 6 Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia. (Micah 3:8; Luke 1: 35) God sends out his spirit by projecting his energy to any place to accomplish his will. It removes barriers to belief and prepares the ground for... I’ve been watching a debate between John Lennox a Northern Irish mathematician specializing in group theory, philosopher of science and Christian apologist. a. Isaiah 11:1-4 “And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.”, b. John 1:33 “And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.”, c. John 3:34 — Spirit given without measure. Craftsman of the church. Acts 13:2 Called Paul and Barnabus unto a specific work. The Son was responsible for the execution of that plan. 1) He speaks. 5) He guides. Our text - Acts 2:38-39 A. Sermon series Experiencing God Today: Six Sermons on the Holy Spirit How Can I Be Filled With the Holy Spirit? He thinks, feels and has desires. Because of the Holy Spirit, the history of Jesus Christ becomes our story and experience. . The Spirit knows the things of God (1 Cor. The Human Body… creation of God in His image, or just a lucky break through the slow process of evolution? 1:2; Rom. This is the Spirit of God. Liturgy. 00:11:49 St Johns Chuckatuck Pentecost sermon Suffolk VA love mystery. The Spirit Of Life sermon, keyed on the Gospel of Mark 1:8 by the editors of Sunday Sermons preaching resources ... "Glory be to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit." 2) If you are not a Christian this morning . Psalm 104:30 “Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.”. Not Prison. The Bible says there is "One God and Father of all," but God is made up of three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. I could spend hours on all of this, but we just don’t have time so let’s establish the Holy Spirit is God, part of the trinity in four statements: The Holy Spirit isn’t a mere symbol of anything. 10:20; Acts 2:4; 8:29; 10:19; 11:12, 28; 13:2; 16:6,7; 21:4,11). She is Creativity; she is Action; she is the Breathing of Life; she is much more. It is not a day when we try to unravel the mystery of the Trinity, or try to work out how Father, Son and Holy Spirit could possibly be three persons but only one God. 3:5). 8:16). Do Not Grieve the Spirit Ephesians 4:29-32. —Psalm 104:30; 139:7. Who is the Holy Spirit and what is His role in redemption? sermon: The Mystery of Goodness Goodness as an Inherent Attribute of God Martin G. Collins ... involving repentance coupled with God's Holy Spirit—having goodness as an inherent quality. When I do a question and answer session at a Bible conference, the Holy Spirit almost always comes up. These questions have been especially important since the rise of the Pentecostal and charismatic movements in the last century. The word translated... We have entered into a time in human history that demands that will we be able to follow the command of 1 Peter 3:15, and... Apologetics is best seen as either pre-evangelism or as part of the process of evangelism. Home Sermons The Mystery of the Trinity « Last Week's Sermon. We call a ship “she” but that doesn’t make it a human female, however it is a being, because it exists. Only God can give of himself, which is life. His incarnation, ministry, crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension . Paul is making the point here that all who are in Christ have the same spiritual blessings—every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places. 5:5). 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