Sermons on Holy Spirit

Portrait of an Encourager

Sermon text: Acts 4:36, Acts 9:27, Acts 11:22-30, Acts 15:36-41 Barnabas played a major role in the first years of the Christian church. He was respected and trusted by the apostles. They were the ones who gave him the name Barnabas, which means “Son of Encouragement.” The life and ministry of this man can teach us a lot about what it means to be an encourager.

High-Octane Grace

God gives His grace to everyone. Whether someone worships God or curses Him, they benefit from God’s grace in their life. This is known as God’s common grace. We all receive this from God innumerable times a day. The air we breathe, the sunshine, what we eat, our families, our jobs, and everything else good is a product of God’s common grace. But there is another aspect of God’s grace known as special grace. This is reserved for those who…

Holy Spirit on Board

Sermon text: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 It’s easy to think we’re free to do whatever we want. But the reality is that if you are a follower of Jesus Christ your life doesn’t really belong to you. Every Christian was bought with the blood of Jesus on the cross of Calvary. And because we’ve been bought with Christ’s precious blood, we’re not our own. At salvation, the Holy Spirit indwells every believer and is there to guide, comfort, convict and teach.…

The Boldness of Faith

Sermon text: Acts 4:1-22 After Peter and John healed a crippled man outside the temple in Jerusalem, they were arrested. But the arrest wasn’t because of their merciful action. No, the authorities took them in to custody because of Peter’s sermon immediately following the miracle. Peter dared to preach about Jesus and His resurrection. The authorities couldn’t have Jesus’ followers preaching about the resurrection. But Peter and John would not be silenced. They had a message that needed to get…

Fully Functional Faith

Sermon text: Philippians 2:12-13 While salvation occurs at a point in time, it is not only a once and done event. After you’re saved, you should continue to grow and develop as a Christian. This is what the apostle Paul meant when he wrote, “work out your own salvation.” A believer’s testimony is much more than recounting the day they accepted Christ. What is God doing in your life right now?

Overcoming Temptation

Sermon text: Luke 4:1-13 Every believer faces temptation. Jesus did, and we should expect to as well. We can learn a lot about how to deal with temptation from how Jesus handled it. The core of His success was the filling of the Holy Spirit and the power of God’s Word.

Don’t Try…Die

Sermon text: Galatians 2:20 Many followers of Christ live what could be called a Christian lifestyle. They pursue choices that they believe match up with Scripture and avoid those which don’t. There’s nothing wrong with this. In fact, it’s commendable to wanting to live in accordance with biblical standards. But it’s also easy for this to tip into religion. And Christians aren’t called to be religious. We’re called to be surrendered to Jesus.

Let the Spirit Lead

Sermon Text: Acts 16:6-10 The Holy Spirit would not allow Paul and his fellow travelers to go north or south. So they kept on going until they ran out of road. Only then did Paul receive his next directive from the Lord. This episode teaches us a great deal about how the Holy Spirit can lead our lives.

Crabgrass in the Lawn of Life

Sin can destroy every aspect of your life. But Jesus’ finished work on the cross is greater than the power of sin. He is able save you and cleanse you of all unrighteousness. But you have to ask Him.

On Call (2 Timothy 4:1-5)

We never know when the Lord will lead us to talk with someone about Him. It may with an individual who is searching for answers, or someone who thinks they know everything. He could want to us to correct an erring believer or witness to an unbeliever. Because we cannot know when those opportunities will come, we need to be ready all the time.
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