Summary: living in our society and are world today, if there is anything we need to take hold of, if there’s anything the Christian needs to understand and experience, it’s the infilling, the experience of walking step by step with the Holy Spirit.

JN 14:15 "If you love me, you will obey what I command. 16 And I will ask the Father, and

he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever-- 17 the Spirit of truth. The

world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him,

for he lives with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to

you. 19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I

live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are

in me, and I am in you. 21 Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who

loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show

myself to him."

“Mom, I Promise I will be home by 8pm”........ Maybe your Friend....... Hey, I Promise I

will be there to help you..........” Maybe your Mom or Dad.......... Hey, We promise we

will come to the next game, well come to the next this...... the next that......

Your Boss..... Hey, I Promise your next on the list to get promoted...... Your next on the

list to change positions...... Promises......

I Promise to love you through sickness and in health, for richer for poorer, til death do us

part...... Promises.....

Sometimes Promises arn’t kept..... that’s a reality of our life isn’t it?

But you need to realize that there are people who do keep their promises, there are some

promise Keepers out there.... they may be hard to find..... there may not be as many as

their should be.... but they do exist.

This morning I want to turn your attention to the Greatest Promise Keeper we have ever

known.... I want you to realize that your Faith and Trust in God is on solid Ground with

God, because He always keeps His promises, He never Fails, He’s never late.... He’s

always right where we need Him to be... Amen?

For the next three weeks leading up to Pentecost Sunday, I am going to be preaching on

“The Promise”. As a Christian in the 21st Century living in our society and are world

today, if there is anything we need to take hold of, it’s there’s anything the Christian needs

to understand and experience, it’s the infilling, the experience of walking step by step with

the Holy Spirit, God’s great Promise to us.

There is no other place as a Christian that you can recieve the Power that you need to live

a Holy Life, except through the indwelling Spirit of God, living in you, and through you


This morning I am going to talk to you about How to Experience the Holy Spirit’s

Presence in your life.

Next Week, I am going to share with you the Holy Spirit’s Purpose....

And on Pentecost Sunday, I will share with you the Holy Spirit’s Provision....... So

your not going to want to miss these important messages.

I read about a man who was looking to buy a Refriderator for his new apartment, he just

graduated from college and was starting a new job, and now he was getting to move into

his first apartment... he was really excited about all the new possiblilites in his life.

If you have ever shopped for a new Fridge, you know all the bells and whistles that you

can have..... of coarse with his new job, he could afford the best model, so he ordered the

one that could do everything except make your sandwich.... it was top of the line.

In his excitement, he also decided he needed some food for his new fridge so he picked

up his grocieries for the week and went home and began to stock his fridge with all his

good food.

The next morning he ran into the kitchen excited to pull out that cold milk and have some

breakfast. He was shocked when he opened up the fridge door to discover the milk was

spoiled, the ice creame was running out of the bottom of the freezer door, and the

vegetables were already getting that bad color to them... you know the kind..... the kind

that are in your frideg because the’ve been there for two months......Anyway, he came to

the conlusion... His new fridge wasn’t working properly.

This new college grad decides to call the store and give them a peice of his mind.... the

man on the phone says, “I don’t understand it.... Open the door and see if the light comes

on.” The man opens the door... no light.

“Put your ear up close to the refrigerator and tell me if you can hear the hum of the

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