Summary: The Holy Spirt is: 1. Not an it 2. Not passive, but active involved 3. Not imaginary, but real, relevant 4. Is God

Sun. Nov. 28/93 Lu. 15:7-10

The Lost Coin, Lost Power


In Pensacola, Florida

A seaman reported to the police tht he and his

wife hitched a ride with a truck driver at

Wauchula. They had made a stop at a store and

when he had come out, the driver, truck, his

wife & suitcase were gone.

"I don’t care about my wife", said the

sailor, "but I do want my seaman’s papers back.

Lk. 15:8-10

- Women had lost a sliver coin worth about a

days wage

- Days of Christ

- Engaged women wore a frontlet (Semedi)

- 10 coins on their brow

- It was more than just jewelry

- Signified their relationship

- Loss would be traumatic it meant her all

- Note -- lost in the home

- Was it neglect? --- carelesness?

- Homes small windowless dirt floor covered

with straw

- Lamp must be lite room sweepted siffted &




- As the shepherd sought the sheep to save it

- So the women sought the coin to use it

- This coin had the image of the King on it

- It had no purcasing power because it was


- Possible to ge lost in the church

- We can be a member even in christian service

- Lost in the dust of sin

- Darkness of unbelief

- We can be in the home of the Spirit for

salvation but not in the hand of the Spirit

for service

- Think for a moment of an invisable element

- Just because it is invisible it is not

uniportant or weak

- You can’t feel it, taste it, see it

- It’s all aroudn us

- 5 min without it we would be brain damaged

-It can snap trees

Lift a plane

Stop a trackter trailer

Break concrete using the right tools

Tighten lug nuts on your cars wheels

Lift massive amounts of weight

- We call it air

- OT calls it Ruach --- NT Pneuma

- We see it most often translated as Spirit

- Jn. 20:22 (v.20 Peace be unto you)

And when he had said this, he

breathed on [them], and saith unto

them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

- Like air we sometimes make the H.S. less

than He is

- Without the H.S. we cannot live as God


- Without the H.S. we are powerless

1. The H.S. is not an it.


- Jn. 14:14

If ye shall ask any thing in my

name, I will do [it].


If ye love me, keep my commandments.


And I will pray the Father, and he

shall give you another Comforter, that

he may abide with you for ever;


[Even] the Spirit of truth; whom the

world cannot receive, because it seeth

him not, neither knoweth him: but ye

know him; for he dwelleth with you,

and shall be in you.


I will not leave you comfortless:

I will come to you.

2. The H.S. is not passive, but active involved


- Jn. 16:8

And when he is come, he will

reprove the world of sin, and of

righteousness, and of judgment:

- Jn. 16:13-14

13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of

truth, is come, he will guide you

into all truth: for he shall not

speak of himself; but whatsoever he

shall hear, [that] shall he speak:

and he will shew you things to



He shall glorify me: for he

shall receive of mine, and shall

shew [it] unto you.

3.The H.S. is not imaginary, but real, relevant


- Act 1:6-8


When they therefore were come

together, they asked of him, saying,

Lord, wilt thou at this time restore

again the kingdom to Israel?


And he said unto them, It is not for

you to know the times or the seasons,

which the Father hath put in his own



But ye shall receive power, after

that the Holy Ghost is come upon

you: and ye shall be witnesses unto

me both in Jerusalem, and in all

Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the

uttermost part of the earth.

4. The H.S. is God


Act 5:1

But a certain man named Ananias, with

Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,


And kept back [part] of the price, his

wife also being privy [to it], and

brought a certain part, and laid [it]

at the apostles’ feet.


But Peter said, Ananias, why hath

Satan filled thine heart to lie to the

Holy Ghost, and to keep back [part] of

the price of the land?


Whiles it remained, was it not thine

own? and after it was sold, was it not

in thine own power? why hast thou

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