sermon on the importance of the holy spirit

We’re given then an amazing and rich revelation of His gracious, violent, explosive power that basically re-creates us and empowers us in righteousness and ultimately empowers us for eternal glory. They are a mockery of His true work. And Mary is shocked and mystified by Gabriel’s words. If you were to look at Christian media as sort of an ignorant bystander and try to figure out a theology of the Holy Spirit by watching Christian television, this is what you might assume:  that the Holy Spirit, whatever it is, is some kind of power. And so we read in verse 11:  “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.”. He has the things that are interesting and important to him, and he’s going to write, and all of a sudden here comes the Holy Spirit and blasts that man’s mind and literally shatters everything but what the Holy Spirit wants him to put down. This is the ruach of Yahweh. It’s been pointed out that the life God calls us to live is impossible. The basic axiom is simple. This sermon explores the biblical basis for a relationship with the Holy Spirit and some of the fruits of such a relationship. You’re going to die and you know that. Joyce Meyer (August-10-2020) Watch Sermon: The Importance of the Holy Spirit - Part 2. The emphasis is on that. And, what wraps it all together is One Person, Holy Spirit. Please see below for details. What will happen when you are regenerate is you will for the first time in your life fulfill the requirements of the law of God – not perfectly, but to some degree. It is about surrendering to Him. We don’t mind the things of the flesh, that’s not our mindset. In his excellent book on Systematic Theology, Wayne Grudem, defines the work of the Holy Spirit by saying, "The work of the Holy Spirit is to manifest the active presence of God in the world, and especially in the church." David had sinned greatly – terrifying sin. I would think that if the kind of phenomenon that you see on television or in those kind of meetings were really of the Holy Spirit, all of you would be falling down and mumbling incoherently all the time because the Holy Spirit moves in those who honor Christ and honor His Word. Our minds now are such that we are no longer hostile to God, as those are in verse 7. Acts 5:3 tells us that it is possible to lie to Him and Acts 7:51 tells us it is possible to resist Him. The Holy Spirit. In you, in you, in you, in you, in you, in you, in you. You will correctly understand Him and correctly understand Christ. Now, if every believer has a spiritual gift, the obvious question is, why aren't they using them? It’s really hard to be a Christian, really hard. Let’s start in verse 1:  “Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Whatever is born of the flesh is flesh and whatever is born of the Spirit is spirit.'" Cognitively we know that God's Spirit is with us, the Bible tells us this and thus we can live with that assurance. The life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who love me and gave Himself for me." It is a violent force that overrules all that man’s thoughts, all that man’s expectations and ambitions and desires, and he’s left with nothing but this totally overwhelming realization that he must write only one thing and that’s what the Spirit of God wants him to write. The Holy Spirit is so important to believer in that He will help us to understand the things that have been freely given to us in Christ. I’ll tell you something about Enoch. Three times, Luke speaks of the Holy Spirit’s work in Simeon’s life. But your spirit is alive because of righteousness. He’s going to give life to our mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Immediately, you’re going to see the Lord. Menu Holy Spirit Bible Studies, Lessons & Audio Sermons The Holy Spirit is a teacher. The Holy Spirit … And usually, if you’re a Bible student and you want to talk about sin and depravity, you go to Romans 3 and you look at Romans 3 and you hear the apostle Paul reciting all those Old Testament verses, “There’s none righteous, no not one.”  “There’s none that seeks after God.”  And you go all the way from Romans 3:10 to 20 and you got the whole list of those kinds of things that do and don’t happen. He pleased God so much – and he was a man with like passions like ours – he pleased God so much that one day he took a walk with God and God just took him right into heaven. He walked with God – try this one – for 365 years. Jesus said that without Him we can do nothing, which is to say, without His Spirit working in us and through us, without the supernatural empowerment which He alone can give, we cannot accomplish anything of eternal consequence. Being in fellowship with the Holy Spirit means walking in fellowship with God; it means practicing the presence of God in your life. The Bible assures us in Romans 3:10-111 that there is none that is righteous, not even one and tells us that no one, on their own initiative seeks after God. It’s a question of fullness, completeness, richness. Absent from the body, present with the Lord, leave here, there you are. Two generations after Enoch, what happened? The Jews in general had no conception of a baby born to a virgin who would deliver the… It is important that Christians have and continue to grow in their relationship with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He knows what an imperfect you is because He’s lived in there for a long time. 1 Clearly the preacher’s private time with the Lord is vital. He raises us to immortality:  glorification. And one day, that same power will re-create a new you fit for eternal life in heaven. 2. But in addition to that normal work of the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit came in a special way on kings and priests and prophets and rested on them with supernatural power. That’s what it means to be regenerated, born again, given life from the dead. Help Grace to You bring important resources like this to people in your community and beyond, free of charge. That means that in every way He is equal with God the Father and God the Son. That’s what you might conclude. There’s one final one, and this would be the last point for now. Well, I welcome you this morning to our church and to the wonderful fellowship of the people of God here. He is the Originator of our salvation and our future. Now if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. At Pentecost He came upon believers in a new and powerful way to indwell them and enable them to accomplish the work of the kingdom that Jesus had begun. What is He really doing? Practicing the awareness of God's presence through His Spirit involves being aware that He is personally with you. [27] As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. Being attuned to hear His voice means making sure our life is cleared of all impediments and that we are actively listening. The problem, you see, is not with the Spirit who gives the gifts, but with the believer who has buried their talent instead of investing their life in the work of the kingdom of God. Is that the work of the Holy Spirit? This includes his own personal devotional time when God speaks to him in prayer, and his own systematic reading of the word of God. We know God planned it. His power is inside of us. A better question might be, how does the Bible tell us we are to respond to the presence and activity of the Holy Spirit of God? One of my favorite stories to tell is about the little boy in Sunday School, who, while the other children were listening to the bible story for the day, was off by himself drawing feverishly with a blue crayon on bright yellow construction paper. We’re not saying that. I Corinthians 12, Romans 12:6-8 and 1 Peter 4:10-11 tell us that the Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to every believer to equip them to be a functional and productive part of the body of Christ. They’re the living dead. He teaches truth to God's people as they seek to study and apply God's word to their lives. And that’s the intention of the word “spirit”; it is motion, it is force. It’s the kind of power that knocks people down, knocks them down to the floor and leaves them lying there, stunned. The word means power, energy, force. Free shipping on books, Bibles, gifts, VBS and Church Supplies of $50 or more. What is the role of the Holy Spirit in evangelistic preaching? The word for mind is nous and it’s 1 Corinthians 2:16, “We have the mind of Christ.”  This isn’t the word for mind. Oike means to live in as a home. They’re hostile toward God. Our fellowship is around the Word of God, and we are currently in a series looking at the life of the believer as impacted by the Holy Spirit. God the Father is the Source of life and of all that has been divinely planned and created. “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit …” Ephesians 4:30. I always like to give you a little introduction. Preaching is somebody speaking forth the apostolic truth in the power of the Spirit. The idea here is that through His Spirit indwelling His people, God wants there to be unity in His body. A preacher is somebody who on the authority of the apostolic word is, in the power of the Holy Spirit, outspoken. The purpose of these studies is to show the importance of having a vital and ongoing relationship and friendship with the person of the Holy Spirit. We now are not hostile to God, we willingly subject ourselves to the law of God, we’re able to do that by the Holy Spirit, and we can even please God. Want to get in touch? All of a sudden for us there’s a new bent, there’s a new disposition, there’s a new direction, there’s a new controlling influence in our lives, and it’s the power of the Holy Spirit. We are subject to the law of God, we are able to obey that law by the power of the Spirit, and we can, as verse 8 says, even please God. It’s not just his physical body. In the New Testament, that expands, that work of the Holy Spirit. You could even call it a paradigm, a dominion, a domain. We have a mind set on the spirit, that’s our mindset, and that is because we live in a world of life and peace – a world of life and peace. 2. 1 – The Baptism with the Holy Spirit was a high priority to God the Father. How did it get activated in us? Now, at this point, the apostle Paul probes down deep into the pathology of fallenness, the pathology of corruption. All of a sudden you have a love for the Scripture, you have an interest in the Scripture, you have a hunger for the Scripture. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” One can invite Him to be present or one can grieve Him and quench His presence. To disable, click the icon. They are dead. That’s just amazing. One of the teachers noticed little Johnny was not with the other children and walked over to him and said, "Johnny, what are you doing?" You say, “Well, yeah, but Enoch lived in a perfect world.”  What? He sanctifies, He equips, He gifts, He calls, He produces fruit, He provides power. Now, do you understand that’s what you’ve been delivered out of? This is an important point to understand. The final aspect of our salvation, which is nearer now than it’s ever been, is our glorification. The New Testament talks a lot about the flesh, talks about the affections of the flesh, talks about confidence in the flesh, the deeds of the flesh, the desires of the flesh. In the New Testament, the person of the Holy Spirit is more fully revealed. That is what it means to be a Christian. He overcomes your ignorance. God wants to have a vibrant relationship with you through the Holy Spirit. And, as the third person of the Holy Trinity, He is a person. You can’t fix it. Whoever desires should take the living water as a gift. It’s those people who John says love the world, things that are in the world, and the love of the Father is not in them. The very author of the Scripture that we are to obey lives in us and not only lives in us to instruct us but lives in us to empower us to obey that instruction. We don’t have the full picture in the Old Testament; we do have the full picture in the New Testament. We are not to live by feelings, but we are not to act as though we don't have them either. For example, Acts 13:52 - "And the disciples were continually filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit." And just to balance out, understanding that each member of the Trinity is equally worthy with each other member of the Trinity, I want to help you to worship the triune God in a more full way, to help you to understand the true work of the Holy Spirit. To be filled with the Spirit naturally means that you are not filled with self. You’re a walking dead person, but you’re a corrupt one. Thank You that You’ve given us this wonderful revelation of all things that we need to know, and what we have learned we desire to put into practice and into worship as we honor and serve our triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The title of this message is, “The Importance of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit.” I. Last Sunday we talked about John 3:8 and how the Holy Spirit is the wind—invisible, unpredictable, uncontrollable. 1 John 2:20, 26-27 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.... [26] I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. 156). He leaned upon the Holy Spirit - v. 25. This is the most penetrating, pathological description of fallen humanity that you will find, I think, in the writings of the apostle Paul. Second verse – I like this:  “I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies, no sudden rending of the veil of clay” – in other words, some transcendent experience – “no angel visitant, no opening skies” – no trip to heaven – “but take the dimness of my soul away, help me see the truth.”  And then the last verse:  “Teach me to love Thee as Thine angels love, one holy passion filling all my frame, the kindling of the heaven-descended dove, my heart an altar and I love the flame.”  The Holy Spirit wants to set you on fire to love Him, to love the Son, to love the Father. Thank You for the consistency of the precious Word that we open up and how no matter where we go, the ring of truth is just overwhelmingly clear and loud, firm, distinct. to which Johnny said, "I'm drawing a picture of God." Fourth, the baptism of the Holy Spirit was absolutely necessary for effective Christian witness. One of the most reassuring ministries of the Holy Spirit is that of intercession. This is a command. That is the power of the Spirit of God, ruach. Not nonsense, this is the true work of the Holy Spirit. This is the word for disposition. Before He returned to heaven, Jesus said, “… you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit … But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.” Acts 1:5-8. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Sermons are not speeches. For more information, see our Privacy Policy. The book of Romans kind of breaks up – and I guess you could say God’s section is the first one, chapters 1, 2, and 3, in which the whole human race is left guilty before God under His divine judgment. Saul. As I was saying, in the New Testament everything becomes clear, that salvation is something the Father initiated, the Son validated, and the Holy Spirit activated. This is the work of the Holy Spirit. ". This is the word that describes the way you go. He had a good sense of the history. Being Spirit-filled means being SPIRIT CONTROLLED! Wages of sin – death. The fact of the matter is that many Christians know a lot about Jesus, they understand less about God the Father but God the Holy Spirit is somewhat of a mystery to them. We are alive to God and at peace with God. That’s the body of this death. Do you enjoy the presence of someone you love? 6) The Holy Spirit is not an “IT.” DISCUSSION: Who is the Holy Spirit? A person who is hungry for God. TWO INGREDIENTS FOR REVIVAL. He regenerates the elect. "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control. We all have the responsibility to proclaim the gospel. That's what the scripture says in the original language in Ephesians 4:18, literally it says, "keep on being filled." He sanctifies them. They can’t please God. The purpose of our study this morning will be to try and come to a better understanding of how God the Holy Spirit reveals Himself to us through His word. This week we are continuing on our worship series being in relationship with the Triune God…. Now look back at verse 4. We will begin by saying a word about the person and nature of the Holy Spirit. There’s no more creating. The Holy Spirit is also the one who gives spiritual gifts to all followers of … And by the way, only to those who know Christ. And what is He doing? sermon info The first in a series of messages on the Holy Spirit, explaining the essential importance for the growing Christian and church to know about and live in the power of the Holy Spirit. But it’s not automatic and it’s not based on human will; it’s based on the work of the Holy Spirit who gives us life from the dead. Preaching isn’t a lecture. Flesh? So the evidence of the transformation is the indwelling Spirit. When the Holy Spirit is moving with the ruach of Yahweh, people will be saved, sanctified, united, enabled, gifted, empowered for worship and service and obedience to holy Scripture. As a Christian you should not have to struggle and strain to be loving, peaceful, joyful or patient. Ephesians 1:13-14 tells us that at the moment of salvation God puts His Spirit in us as His seal of ownership and as an assurance that We are His and that He will never forsake us. Your affections are changed. It is his fallen humanness. Now you’re seeing some power, overcoming this corruption that is so profound and deep in every human being, and the Holy Spirit has overcome it to enable us to obey the law of God, and that would start with loving God and pleasing Him as well. Not only does the Holy Spirit do the work of regeneration and the work of sanctification, but here we find that God, who raised Christ from the dead, we know God raised Christ because that’s what it says in Romans 1:1-4, that God the Father raised Christ from the dead to validate His ministry, to vindicate His ministry, and that’s what God’s going to do with us. Look, we’re going to die. We are to enjoy His presence. But you’re in the Spirit, you walk in the Spirit, you mind the things of the Spirit, you have life and peace. Jesus said to His disciples in the Upper Room of the Holy Spirit, He said, “He has been with you, He will be in you.”  Of course He’s been with you, or nothing would happen. But knowing something and experiencing something are two different things. Your nature is changed. Amen. To ensure you receive the best experience on LifeWay.com, we use cookies to process information about your visit. He died our death. This sermon was created for Christians that want study the Holy Spirit without being intimidated or ashamed to ask questions in Bible Study. Please notice verse 4:  “So that we now have life, which is possible because of the sacrifice of Christ on our behalf – in verse 3 – sin has then been condemned in the flesh of Christ who died as an offering for sin, so that the requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us.”. The word "speaking forth" could be translated "outspokenness." Ephesians 4:3 commands us to be diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace while Philippians 1:27 tells us to be steadfast in one Spirit. They can’t subject themselves to the law of God, they’re not able to do it. Folks, where the Spirit of God is there is a unity which is evidenced by His peace. We’ve been saying in this somewhat brief series that the Holy Spirit is perhaps the most invisible member of the Trinity in terms of people’s thinking and knowledge. Dr. Alan Cairns Holy Spirit Series: Importance Contrary to what some may teach, there is no second blessing where you have to beg and beg to get the Holy Spirit after you are saved. Doing His work God and the sanctifying subsequent work of the Holy Spirit. it meant be. Let ’ s law comes from the Holy Spirit is a person with characteristics. 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