We just finished a
series on the life of Jesus, focusing not only on what He did in the New
Testament, but how He is also the Creator and played an extensive role
in the Old Testament as well.
The Holy Spirit
plays a prominent role in the New Testament, beginning with the
incarnation of Jesus and the supernatural events surrounding the birth
of Jesus. I want to explore the third person of the Godhead and what the
Bible reveals about the Holy Spirit.
In this first
message, I want to establish a brief history of the Old and New
Testament so we have a foundation to stand upon. Is the Bible reliable?
Is the Bible a true foundation that your life can be built upon?
Answering these questions is important since all our knowledge about God
the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit is derived from the Bible.
I am also going to
define what the word “church” means compared to what most people think
it means. In the Old Testament God’s people met and worshiped in local
synagogues. It is interesting to note that Jesus never told His
followers to return to the synagogue system; instead, He created what
became known as the “church system.”
This will be an
exciting series on who the Holy Spirit is and His role today in the life
of a believer. It behooves us to find out all we can about Him so we can
cooperate with the Holy Spirit and live the abundant life that Jesus
promised. The Holy Spirit is part of the good life here on earth.
Print out the sermon outline and let's examine the
Scriptures together Sunday morning at 9:00 AM PST.
Yours in Christ,
Pastor John S. Torell