Most of us know the Holy Spirit is the third part of the Trinity: God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, but how often do we think about the work that he does in and through us?

 

Whilst we read the words of the Father and the Son in many places throughout the Bible, the Holy Spirit rarely speaks directly, and this can make him seem like an impersonal force rather than an active and living part of the Godhead. But the Holy Spirit can speak directly to us (Acts 10:19) and he teaches us spiritual truths, enabling us to understand the things of God (1 Corinthians 2:10-13). Not only that, he also speaks through us, both to other people (Acts 21:4) and to God, interceding for us when we are weak and don’t know what to pray (Romans 8:26-27).

 

 

Date Title Key Passage Sermon
24/05/15 The Spirit's Gifts: What is the Purpose? Acts 2:1-13
31/05/15 The Spirit's Variety: Unity & Diversity in the Body of Christ 1 Corinthians 12:4-31
14/06/15 The Spirit's Calling: Remaining Focused Acts 6:1-7
21/06/15 The Spirit's Dwelling: What it Means to be Filled with the Spirit Ephesians 5:15-21 Coming Soon
28/06/15 The Spirit's Revelation: Salvation Made Known 1 Corinthians 12:1-3
12/07/15 The Spirit's Baptism: Equipping or Sanctifying? Matthew 3:7-12

 

The Spirit is a gift (Acts 2:38) whom God has given to us (Romans 5:5) and his presence in us is the evidence that we belong to Christ (Romans 8:9). Whilst he is a gift himself, he also gives gifts to us (1 Corinthians 12:4-6). Each person is given different gifts so that there is great variety within the church body (1 Corinthians 12:27-29). The gifts are given for the common good (1 Corinthians 12:7) and it is God’s will that decides which gifts are given to us (1 Corinthians 12:11).

 

Through this series we will be considering the work of the Holy Spirit and how he affects and contributes to the plan and purpose that God has for us, the faith that we have been given in him and even our very salvation itself.