The Holy Spirit Sermon Series


Jul 17, 2018
The Holy Spirit: His Everyday Influence
In Acts 3:1-10, we learn of the Holy Spirit's influence in the lives of believers as they go about their daily routines. He desires to use us right where we are: home, office, school, park, even at the store.  People all around us are in need of Jesus and opportunities are available everyday to be His hands, feet, voice if we will be sensitive to the Holy Spirit's leading and direction. 
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  • Jul 17, 2018The Holy Spirit: His Everyday Influence
    Jul 17, 2018
    The Holy Spirit: His Everyday Influence
    In Acts 3:1-10, we learn of the Holy Spirit's influence in the lives of believers as they go about their daily routines. He desires to use us right where we are: home, office, school, park, even at the store.  People all around us are in need of Jesus and opportunities are available everyday to be His hands, feet, voice if we will be sensitive to the Holy Spirit's leading and direction. 
  • May 27, 2018The Holy Spirit: His Visible Fingerprints
    May 27, 2018
    The Holy Spirit: His Visible Fingerprints
    Every church saturated and led by the Spirit will have the Holy Spirit’s fingerprints clearly visible upon it. The love of God’s word, love of each other, and a desire to pray with and for one another.
  • May 13, 2018The Holy Spirit: His Work For God’s Glory
    May 13, 2018
    The Holy Spirit: His Work For God’s Glory
    As we conclude Acts chapter two, we pick up with Simon Peter explaining to the crowd the events they had witnessed. The people had all heard the 120 "declare the wonderful works of God" in each of their own languages and could not understand how it was possible. In fact, some suggested they must be drunk. In this message, we look at how Peter pointed the crowd to Jesus after the supernatural manifestation they witnessed, which resulted in thousands being saved.
  • May 6, 2018The Holy Spirit His Transforming Power
    May 6, 2018
    The Holy Spirit His Transforming Power
    The power of the Holy Spirit can take us from where we were to where God wants us to be. He can wipe away the baggage of our past and transform us into something brand new!
  • Apr 29, 2018The Holy Spirit: Recognizing Our Need of Him
    Apr 29, 2018
    The Holy Spirit: Recognizing Our Need of Him
    This is the first message from our new series, "The Holy Spirit."  We dive into Acts 1:1-14 and discover Jesus' need of the Holy Spirit in His own life and ministry. Jesus did not start His public ministry until He was baptized and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him like a dove.  It was then that He was tested in the wilderness and afterwards performed His first miracle.  We must recognize as children of God, as Jesus needed the Holy Spirit, we need Him too as a vital part of our lives.


Win Them Now Sermon Series

 

 


Nov 23, 2014
Jesus Leads the Way
Series: Win Them Now
Win Them NowChristians have no greater model for evangelism than that of Jesus Christ.  We can look at His life and ministry and clearly see His approach to reaching the lost.  In this message we look at three principles we can learn from Him; 1) Jesus’ life was not separate from His ministry, 2) Jesus looked for lost souls, not sinners, and 3) Jesus broke down societal barriers
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  • Nov 23, 2014Jesus Leads the Way
    Nov 23, 2014
    Jesus Leads the Way
    Series: Win Them Now
    Win Them NowChristians have no greater model for evangelism than that of Jesus Christ.  We can look at His life and ministry and clearly see His approach to reaching the lost.  In this message we look at three principles we can learn from Him; 1) Jesus’ life was not separate from His ministry, 2) Jesus looked for lost souls, not sinners, and 3) Jesus broke down societal barriers
  • Nov 16, 2014No Greater Love
    Nov 16, 2014
    No Greater Love
    Series: Win Them Now
    Win Them NowIn this latest message in our series “Win Them Now” we look at the nature of God’s love and what that means to mankind.  God’s love can reach anyone regardless of their past and it can hold onto those who have put their faith in Him.
  • Nov 2, 2014Redemption Foretold
    Nov 2, 2014
    Redemption Foretold
    Series: Win Them Now
    Win Them NowThe promise of a Messiah was the direct result of a loving God who is intricately involved in the lives of His creation.  God meticulously orchestrated events through the entirety of the Old Testament to foreshadow the need for a Savior and His substitutionary atonement for mankind.
  • Oct 26, 2014Hell: It’s Real!
    Oct 26, 2014
    Hell: It’s Real!
    Series: Win Them Now
    Win Them NowSatan has worked tirelessly since Eden to convince mankind there are no consequences for the rejection of God.  He has managed to convince generations hell is a place made up to scare children into behaving and to control the weak minded.  The Bible clearly teaches a place exists right now, where those who reject God will be sent until the final judgment; a place of physical and mental torments.  Once judged, they will be sentenced to the lake of fire prepared for the devil and his angels to spend eternity dying, but unable to find relief.  The good news is, God prepared a way so no one has to spend eternity tormented, but it requires belief in Jesus Christ and submission to Him as Lord of your life.
  • Oct 5, 2014Enter The Serpent
    Oct 5, 2014
    Enter The Serpent
    Series: Win Them Now

    Win Them NowAs a society we have convinced ourselves the great advances in science and technology are somehow a barometer of the morality of man.  The hard truth is as we progress scientifically and technologically we are actually regressing morally.  Our world is but a shadow of the intended purpose of God’s creation.  The good news is that this world is not all there is! We have a Redeemer Who offers real peace, real joy, and real hope in spite of crime, sickness, and natural disasters.



Unified Vision

Any team with members who do not understand or support the vision regarding the purpose of the team is going to fail. If you are a soccer player, who is a forward, showing up in goalie gear, something is terribly wrong. Or, even worse, showing up in football pads and determined to score a touchdown!

It sounds crazy, but it happens all the time in churches and even their leadership teams. The pastor has a vision, the administrative pastor has his vision, and that doesn’t even include the music minister, Christian education pastor, or even the head usher.  Each with their own ideas of the direction for the church. It is the adage, “Too many cooks in the kitchen spoil the broth” come to life.

Below are three simple guidelines to remember regarding a church’s vision:

  1. Pastors should communicate the vision God has burdened upon their heart clearly and work with leadership to set goals and map out the approach to accomplishing the vision.
  2. Church leadership should support the pastor’s vision and any disagreements handled privately. A church can be destroyed due to leadership inappropriately discussing their concerns with church laity.
  3. Church laity should labor with the pastor and leadership team to accomplish the vision. Questions, concerns, or disagreements with approach should be brought to leadership immediately. As with leaders, disgruntled laity discussing their concerns with one another and not the leadership will hinder the church’s vision.


Equipped for Victory Part 2

Previously, we looked at the necessity of prayer for the equipping of believers in the body of Christ. Today we are going to look at the actual equipment the believer has available to them. In Ephesians 6:14-17, the Apostle Paul details the spiritual equipment issued to every person who accepts Christ as Lord and Savior. This equipment is not optional. Its proper and consistent use is required for the believer and the church to walk in victory.

As believers, to have access to resources which can help us walk in spiritual victory and to not use them is foolishness.  Unfortunately, many of us hang our spiritual armor in the closet and leave it there to collect dust. We then struggle daily in our spiritual lives and wonder what has gone wrong. Calling upon God for assistance, when what we need has been in front of us all along.                                                                                                                                                                 

In this chapter, Paul lists six pieces of armor vital to the believer. Each of them is below and linked to a message specifically for it. I encourage you to take the time to listen and learn the importance they play in our spiritual lives.

  1. Belt of Truth (v.14)
  2. Breastplate of Righteousness (v.14)
  3. Feet Shod in Peace (v.15)
  4. Shield of Faith (v.16)
  5. Helmet of Salvation (v.17)
  6. Sword of the Spirit (v.17)


Equipped For Victory Part 1

Any athlete will tell you preparation is the key to success. Practice and hard work, along with properly maintained equipment, are the foundation for victory. Within the body of Christ, we each have a responsibility to prepare ourselves through earnest prayer (Ephesians 6:18) and to maintain and use our equipment, the armor of God (Ephesians 6:11).

Preparation: Earnest and Unceasing Prayer

Ephesians 6:18 – “praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints”

First, the Apostle Paul tells us to pray “always.” When I read this verse, I find myself asking, “How can anyone pray always?” I have a busy life. I have kids, a wife, full time job, and my pastoral responsibilities. Where does prayer fit in beyond a few minutes each morning and evening? As if knowing my doubts, Paul reiterates his exhortation in 1 Thessalonians 5:17 when he says, “Pray without ceasing.” To me, praying without ceasing means we are not to allow disobedience or rebelliousness to separate us from Him. This allows us the opportunity to call upon Him anywhere at any time. If we have sinned, we immediately ask for forgiveness. If we see someone hurting, we intercede on their behalf without hesitation. We are ready “always” to reach out to Him.


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