Sermons on Holy Spirit

Be Filled with The Spirit – Part 1

Holiness, love and forgiveness are characteristics of the people the Spirit gathers. These are not arbitary religious practices but reflect the relationship within the Trinity and from God towards each of us. We are called to imitate God in expressing these atributes. In this passage Paul highlights the role of sung worship in helping us to speak the truth to each other and express our love for God. The environment of mutual submission which grows in regularly worshipping together is the next step in building a dwelling place for God.

Unity in the Spirit

In the light of God’s amazing plan to build a dwelling place amongst His people, the Apostle Paul exhorts us to live a life worthy of our calling. Chris unpacks what that looks like in practice. How do we go about using the gifts we have been given by Christ to build a dwelling place for God? How do we avoid grieving the Holy Spirt?

The Temple of the Living God

The Lord is building a dwelling place for Himself.  In Jesus Christ He has laid the foundation stone – all the fullness of God in bodily form.  By the Spirit He dwells in each believer and now through the exercise of the gifts of the Spirit He sets about the work of build a temple of living stones.  Will we join the building by eagerly desiring the Spirit’s gifts and using them to build up the body?

Sealed by The Spirit

Today we being our new series looking at the Life of the Spirit from Paul’s letter to the Christians in Ephesus.  Chris opens the series by exploring what it means to be sealed by the Spirit. Our life in the Spirit is first of all a life where we are chosen and marked out to be God’s people, His possession, His letter and under his protection.  We are adopted into His family, given an inheritance of redemption and forgiveness.  We have the deposit now and the promise of full inheritance when Jesus is revealed and He returns to redeem those in His possession.

Meals with Jesus: I hear you knocking

What do we need to do to find the security, acceptance and significance we need? In this talk Chris highlights Jesus’ teaching that our hunger is rightly met through the gift of the Spirit. Our Heavenly Father is not reluctant to give Holy Spirit yet Jesus clearly teaches that we can not receive Him or His gifts if we do not persist in asking, seeking and knocking, recognising our desperate need of Him.