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'Holy Spirit' Tagged Sermons

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?

Good Fruit

Fruit of the Spirit aren’t things for us to work really hard to achieve in and of themselves; rather, they’re the things that will be made manifest in us if we decide to follow God’s Holy Spirit in everything we do.
So…if you want your life to be more filled with joy, peace, love, generosity, or self-control, you’re going to have to take a different approach than waking up every morning and repeating the mantra, “I will have more joy today, I will have more joy today, I will have more joy today.”

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.

What Does This Mean?

A little less than 2,000 years ago, something amazing, something world changing happened. God made a decision to put the power to change the world in the hands of Jesus’ followers. God made a decision to put the power to change the world and achieve God’s great desires for the world into the hands of US. That’s “what this means.” What are we going to do about it?