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

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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


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