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Summary: To show that God has given all believers the Holy Spirit to teach us and reveal to us the things of God.

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Sermon title: A divine Teacher & Revealer

Scripture: John 16:14; 14:26

Introduction: Who here wants to learn? Who wants to learn something that others have not learned? What would you like to learn about if you had a choice?

The computer is something that I think many of us are learning about. In fact even though I have taken an introductory course in computers I know I have only touched the very basics of operating all the different mechanisms of computers. But I believe I am getting better and more knowledgeable every day as I use my laptop.

Sometimes we have to struggle in learning, we have to make mistakes in learning, we may at times have to ask our friends, or aquaintenances in order to solve our problems.

Perhaps your wish would be to understand about God and His word along with His ways and to discern his voice. I have good news… Jesus wants us to learn about Him and His word and know Him and His ways. What Jesus says is that we are able to learn His ways because he will teach us His ways. There is no question in my mind that each one of us is capable of learning. We are given the grace of God that we may be able to be taught by the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit will remind us of things taught to us of which we have diligently studied thus we grow in grace and the knowledge of Jesus. Though Jesus is no longer here in the physical presence we can be assured that the replacement through the HS. is sufficient.

Illustration:

Frank Gallagher

If anyone here ever watches the TV show Seinfeld, you know that Jerry’s next door neighbor, Kramer, is very much at home in Jerry’s apartment. He probably spends more time there than in his own apartment. He has his own set of keys, and lets himself in whenever he wants. He eats whatever is in the refrigerator, and takes anything else he wants from Jerry’s apartment, usually returning it broken or not at all. In a way, that’s the way Jesus wants us to feel about His Word, the Bible. He wants us to spend a lot of time there, and has given us His Holy Spirit as the key. God wants us to be "at home" in His Word, to be ourselves there, and to make use of all that it has to offer. The blessings in the Scriptures are ours to take freely without having to repay. So my second point is that Jesus wants us to use His Word as our home.

Transition: To be at home with God’s word through the power of the Spirit is the challenge of all disciples, and the joy for all of us as we receive wisdom and understanding from his word.

Body:Listen to what one author says;

"The divine Spirit reveals its working on the human heart. When the Holy Spirit operates upon the mind, the human agent will understand the statement made by Christ, "He shall receive of Mine, and shall show it unto you." Subjection to the word of God means the restoration of one’s self. Let Christ work by His Holy Spirit, and awaken you as from the dead, and carry your minds along with His. Let Him employ your faculties. He has created your every capability that you may better honor and glorify His name. Consecrate yourself to Him, and all associated with you will see that your energies are inspired of God, that your noblest powers are called into exercise to do God’s service. The faculties once used to serve self and advance unworthy principles, once serving as members of unrighteous purposes, will be brought into captivity to Jesus Christ and become one with the will of God." {Testimonies to Ministers by Ellen White 396.1}


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