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Summary: Jesus shares how the Holy Spirit will teach us and help us grow! 1. Jesus shares that there is much more to learn and grow -v. 12 2. Jesus shares that learning and growth is only possible through His Holy Spirit v. 13 - 15

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Scripture: John 16:12-15; Proverbs 8:1-4 and Romans 5:1-5

Title: Holy Spirit Growth

Proposition: Jesus shares with us we how the Holy Spirit can help us grow!

1. Jesus shares that there is much more to learn and grow - verse 12

2. Jesus shares that learning and growth is only possible through His Holy Spirit - verses 13 - 15

INTRO:

Grace and peace from God our Father this wonderful Lord's Day!

We are in the midst of graduation season. Students of all ages are graduating from Day Care, Kindergarten, Middle School, High School, Universities and Trade Schools all across our nation. Along with all those graduations comes all the pomp and circumstance of graduation ceremonies and in some occasions special speakers.

A few years ago, Mr. Charles Thomas Munger was asked to be the commencement speaker for the graduates of the University of California Law School. At that time Charles who goes by the name Charlie was 83 years of age. You may wonder, why did this very prestigious law school ask an 83 year old man to speak at their graduation ceremonies. What could he say to people in their early 20's?

Well, Charlie Munger isn't just any ordinary man. First of all, he is a man who has some very powerful and influential friends. One of his closest and dearest friends is a man by the name of Warren Buffett. Charlie and Warren have been working together for almost 60 years making millions and millions of dollars for themselves and for their investors.

Over his life time Charlie has helped run and direct some of the greatest companies in the United States including Berkshire Hathaway and Costco Wholesale Company. Charlie has also given away millions of dollars to all types of charities to benefit his fellow human beings and to make our world a better place to live. Just recently, Fortune Magazine estimates that Charlie's net worth to be approx. 1.3 billion dollars.

Not bad for a man who at the age of 31, found himself divorced, broke and burying his 9 year old son, who had died from leukemia. With all that heartache, Charlie could have ended up a drunk living on skid roll but he believed in himself, in his work ethic and in America. It took him 38 years of dedicated hard work, some great friends and a little luck, but by the time he was 69, Charlie was one of the 400 richest people in the world.

Charlie not only found success materialistically but also socially and domestically. He learned from his mistakes as a husband and in time married again. His second wife Nancy just passed away a few years ago. However, for 54 years they enjoyed a wonderful life together. They raised eight wonderful children together. Not bad for a guy out who was out on his luck at the age of 31.

One of the things that Charlie is known for is his great practical wisdom. That was one of the reasons the University of California asked him to speak to their graduating class of new lawyers.

Some of his pearls of wisdom are:

The best way to get a good spouse is to deserve a good spouse. - Charlie Munger

If you want to be happy in marriage, try to improve yourself as a spouse, not change your spouse.


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