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Sermons from October 2021

A Heart for God

When the Spirit Departs

Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:14-23 I. The departure of the Holy Spirit means the loss of God’s presence. A. “Now the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and a harmful spirit from the LORD tormented him” (1 Sam. 16:14). Psalm 51:11-12: “Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me.…

Be Filled With the Spirit

Scripture: Ephesians 5:18-21  What are the evidences of a person who is filled with the Spirit? Their Praise Sounds Joyful (v19) “But others mocking said, ‘They are filled with wine.’  But Peter . . . lifted up his voice and addressed them: ‘For these people are not drunk as you suppose. . . God declares,…

The Holy Spirit is Another Jesus

Scripture: John 14:16-17  I. The Holy Spirit is another Jesus who is with you. A. Jesus talks about the good gift God will give to the disciples in vs. 16: “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever.” The Holy Spirit is called by Jesus another…

The Spirit Gifts Us To Serve

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:4-11  |  October 10, 2021 I. We serve the church with a diversity of gifts. A. The Apostle Paul, the writer of 1 Corinthians, begins to speak about the diversity of gifts within the church in vs. 8. But before he speaks about our different areas of gifting as Christians, he grounds our…

A Heart For Holiness

Scripture: Acts 5:1-11 I. The Holy Spirit empowers holiness by exposing sin. A.  Ananias and Sapphira in chapter 5 act in contrast to Barnabas in Acts 4:36-37. Barnabas sold some land and gives all of the money from the sale of the land to the apostles to help the poor. Ananias and Sapphira want to make…