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Sermons on Acts

If Only God Would Put God’s Spirit On Them!

I told you near the beginning of this sermon that I realized something this week, that God placed a revelation of sorts before me this week: that Pentecost is about MORE than just the birth of the Church, that Pentecost is about the PURPOSE of the Church, that Pentecost is about God’s long held desire to place God’s Spirit upon people to get stuff done. God has done God’s part.  Will we do ours and use the Spirit’s power to get stuff done for the common good?

Response to Resurrection: Perform Miracles

Friends, my point is this.  The Spirit has set each of you apart for ministry, and the Spirit has equipped you with a gift to perform what others will see as miracles to aid you in the fulfillment of that ministry.  You might be wondering whether or not YOU are included in this statement, whether you have been called and equipped. The answer is YES!!!! And when you respond to Jesus’ resurrection by doing the work for which the Spirit calls you, the Spirit WILL perform miracles through you.  There’s no doubt about it in my mind.

Full of Grace and Power

Y’all, the risen Christ stands before you this Easter season offering grace and power, wonders and signs. These things may come with a cost because what it takes to achieve them is NOT what those who live in the kingdom of this world want, but the risen Christ stands before you, offering them. It’s up to YOU, it’s up to US, whether we’ll take what Christ offers or what someone else offers.

The Importance of a Converted Community

Because, here’s the thing, if we’re not living as a converted community, as a community converted in this trinity of relationships by our encounter with God through Christ and the Holy Spirit, what do we have to offer people that they can’t get anywhere else in our society? What would compel them to become a part of what God is doing here? Alternatively, if and WHEN we are living as a converted community, God’s Spirit will work through is to bring in a harvest beyond our wildest imagination.

The Paul Problem

So my message to you today is this: don’t get caught up in thinking you’ve got to have some amazing conversion story in order to have something to tell. All you need is an awareness that Jesus makes a difference in your life, that God makes a difference in your life, that Church makes a difference in your life.