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 things
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 other
THE SPIRIT TOLD ME TO
A young man went on a week's silent retreat. Midway through the week, in the early afternoon on the Wednesday, he was feeling hungry, and so he decided to sneak down to the shops when he thought no one was looking.
Unfortunately, as he started to go out of the gate of the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 28, 2008
Phillip Brooks, a great American preacher of another day, said, "Do not pray for easy lives, pray to be stronger people; do not pray for tasks equal to your powers, pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work may be no miracle, but you shall be a miracle. Every day you shall
Contributed by Chris Jordan on Jan 27, 2006
Let me begin by telling you a story about a man who was going skydiving for the first time. He had taken all his lessons and it was time for his first solo jump. So he jumped out of the plane, but he panicked and couldn’t remember how to open his parachute. As he was falling rapidly to the earth he
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 8, 2012
THE KEEPER OF THE SPRINGS by Peter Marshall
Once upon a time, a certain town grew up at the foot of a mountain range. It was sheltered in the lee of the protecting heights, so that the wind that shuddered at the doors and flung handfuls of sleet against the window panes was a wind whose fury was
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Apr 23, 2009
GOD WILL GIVE YOU WORDS
Michael was asked to speak at his youth group. He didn’t know what to say, but as soon as he stood up, God gave him powerful words to say. The Holy Spirit will give you the words to say. Luke
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Jun 27, 2009
REVELATION AND OVALTINE
The word often translated "revelation" or as I translated it, "unveiling," could also be understood as "decoding." Ever heard of those Ovaltine Decoder Rings in the '40s? Ovaltine drink advertisements used to have a coded message on them (as did some of the Ovaltine radio
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 26, 2022
When my mother used to make jam, I would watch her pour wax over the top of the preserves until it was at the brim of the jar. She would then carefully wipe some wax around the rim itself and place the rubber-lined lid on tight. The wax and the vacuum caused by the cooling preserves would seal that
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on May 15, 2005
We used to sing a song entitled, “Give Me That Old Time Religion.” And in the song it says, “It was good for the Hebrew children, and it is good enough for me.” But it wasn’t good enough for the Hebrew children. The faith of Abraham was not adequate for them; God had something more. God had to
Contributed by Steven Dow on Jun 29, 2005
You know when you buy toys for your kids or grandkids often times on the package in fine print are these words: “Batteries not included.” Do you know what that means? It means that you get the toy, but the power to make it work is not included.
That is not the kind of gift that God gives.
Contributed by Ronnie Miller on Mar 17, 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 an
Contributed by Brad Henry on Oct 18, 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 you
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 15, 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 Sermon Central on Dec 6, 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 his
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 empowerment of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 8, 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
David Platt in his book, Radical, has a chapter entitled, "Beginning at the End of Ourselves -- The Importance of Relying on God's Power (Subsection entitled - “Dependent on Ourselves or Desperate for His Spirit?”). This is where I am most convicted as a pastor that I am part of a system
Gordon Brownville's Symbols of the Holy Spirit tells about the great Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, the first to discover the magnetic meridian of the North Pole and to discover the South Pole. On one of his trips, Amundsen took a homing pigeon with him. When he had finally reached the top