Sermon Illustrations

Suppose Western Union brought me a telegram that read,

“The President of the U.S. desires your presence tomorrow.”

Then, suppose I took that telegram, tore it up, spit on it, and tossed it in the trash. Do you think Western Union would be offended? Of course not! My insult would not be against Western Union but against the President of the U.S. I didn’t reject Western Union. I rejected the President’s invitation.

When you blaspheme the Holy Spirit, you don’t reject the Holy Spirit – you reject Jesus Christ. Jesus said in John 6:44, “No one can come to Me, unless the Father who sent Me draws him.” The Holy Spirit is the member of the Trinity who draws men to Christ.