Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 16, 2009
THE PURPOSE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
N T Wright, the famous New Testament scholar talks about the task of Christians in the world. He says, "Many say, 'Oh yes, the Holy Spirit came in his place to live in us.' Yes, but for what purpose? The Holy Spirit came to empower us to be God's life in the world.
Contributed by David Ward on Apr 1, 2010
HOLY SPIRIT: OBJECT LESSON
To be filled with the Holy Spirit means that we allow him to occupy and control every area of our lives. How much of you does the Holy Spirit have?
[Produce two glasses of water and two packets of Alka-Seltzer. Open one packet and empty into one glass; drop the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 9, 2012
THE HOLY SPIRIT COMPARED TO HYDROELECTRIC POWER
As Christians we may be compared with a reservoir for producing electrical power, like one of those you see when you drive to Niagara Falls. When we accept Christ, construction of our reservoir is complete. We now have the potential to be useful and
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on May 25, 2009
OBJECT LESSON: HOLY SPIRIT
I have a children's sermon to try to explain the Holy Spirit. It isn't original to me or to the first person I heard use it, but I think it's powerful.
I take an empty glove and tell the kids that it's a magic glove. I tell them it is amazing because it can pick
Contributed by Ronnie Miller on Mar 18, 2010
ANTIVIRUS: HOLY SPIRIT
Jesus said in verse 7 of John 16, "For if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you."
Jesus was God in the flesh, of course. He could have spoken this world out of existence at any given time, but, I would like to use
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 7, 2009
GOD'S PROVISION: THE HOLY SPIRIT
Without the Holy Spirit the church could not exist. It is He who inspired the writers of Scripture, and He who dwells in every Christian, giving us life in Christ. All our efforts are dust and ashes apart from Him.
A young man asked an old rich man how he made
Contributed by Brad Henry on Oct 19, 2011
HOLY SPIRIT: THE FORGOTTEN GOD
ALL the ruthless Ninevites from the commoner to the King of Assyria repented and God did not send destruction. But why did these ruthless people listen to Jonah who was just one man? I have been struggling with this very question and asked God to help me speak to
ANOINTING AND THE HOLY SPIRIT
In Scripture there seems to be a parallel in the operation of the Holy Spirit and anointing oil:
1. Anointing. The act of anointing indicated the bestowal of authorization through the spirit to act in certain capacities.
a. The anointing symbolized the
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jan 31, 2006
"During the mighty movements of the Holy Spirit in the Moody-Sankey meetings in Dublin, the worldly father of C.T. Studd was gloriously saved. He invited some of his worldly companions to come to his home so that he could tell them the wonderful news. When one wealthy English sportsman arrived at
By the power of His Holy Spirit filling and empowering us, let us fulfill the fervor of Dorothea Day’s poem “My Captain”:
Out of the night that dazzles me,
Bright as the sun from pole to pole,
I thank the God I know to be
For Christ the conqueror of my soul.
Since His the sway of
Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Aug 12, 2007
The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Church enables us to share unity as follows
• We have one Spirit - who activates our fellowship
• We are one Body – the fellowship of believers
• We share one Hope - The glorious future
• We have one Lord – Jesus Christ to whom we belong
• We share one Faith
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 7, 2012
THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE MOVIES--THE APOSTLE
In 1983 Robert Duvall wanted to make The Apostle because he felt that the motion picture industry had mostly ignored the work of the Holy Spirit. According to Duvall, filmmakers hardly ever made a movie that would actually show the truth about the Holy
" It’s not about how much of the Holy Spirit we have. It’s about how much the Holy
Contributed by Tom Mccrossan on Oct 17, 2004
“In the Holy Spirit we find a single-minded focus on Jesus Christ. His work is the work of Jesus Christ. In the BibIe there is no ambiguity about this. Anywhere that the Holy Spirit is at work, Jesus will be made real both in word, deed, and in actual presence. Thus, missions and evangelism
Contributed by Rick Crandall on Jul 12, 2008
My favorite story about the Holy Spirit is the story C.S. Lewis told about a college student who wrote to him. The young man was an atheist. And he was very concerned, because he had made friends with some Christian students. They were enthusiastically witnessing to him about Jesus, and it had
I believe the Holy Spirit is beginning to form in my heart His vision for us at Trinity United Methodist Church. It’s just beginning to take form, but I am certain it includes “Bringing Good News to the Poor.” I have always appreciated the popular song “Wishin’ and Hopin’ by Ani Difranco, because
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 11, 2007
"O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"The Holy Spirit finds modesty so rare that He takes care to record it. Say much of what the Lord has done for you, but say little of what you have done
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jan 3, 2002
[Holy Spirit Amplifies Witness, Citation: Jeffrey Arthurs, Portland, Oregon; source: "All Things Considered," National Public Radio (7-30-00)]
The sound of the gavel opening the Republican National Convention on July 31, 2000 was not really the sound of the gavel.
When doing sound tests, the