SERMON: The Gifts of the Spirit at Work (HS #9)

Sermon from September 7th on the workings of the gifts of the Holy Spirit within the Church. Some of the key points were:

  1. Each person must decide whether the Spirit and His gifts were just scaffolding, or whether they’re part of the superstructure of the Church today.
  2. Walk by, be filled with and live in the Spirit.
  3. Eagerly desire and rejoice in the gifts.
  4. God’s Spirit is always flowing, always at work. We must take responsibility for our end of the pipe and keep it clean.
  5. Humbly bear Christ, the true hero of the Story, into the hearts and homes of others. He is Master and He is God.

Parick Klein of Vision Beyond Borders this Sunday

Patrick3Just a brief reminder that Patrick Klein of Vision Beyond Borders will be speaking this Sunday at the 10am service and at a special 6pm service. The goal of the ministry is to serve the worldwide church by providing the necessary tools and training for the local people to fulfill Christ’s “Great Commission” in their own countries. This is done by supplying them with native language Bibles, training materials, seeds, clothing, medical supplies, prayer teams and evangelism to children. Last year alone, Vision Beyond Borders helped to ship and deliver over 50,000 Bibles to numerous countries in all types of languages. Patrick Klein has been involved in missions work for over 20 years and has spent several years living overseas in places such as Israel, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and China. He has helped to deliver over 750,000 Bibles around the world; providing God’s Word to those who are hungry and thirsty for the words of life.

We had a great visit with Patrick last year and look forward to another good visit. Please remember to let your friends in other churches, or those just interested to hear first hand accounts from headline regions, about our special service at 6pm this Sunday.

SERMON: The Fruit & Gifts of the Spirit (HS #8)

Sermon from August 31st discussing the fruit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Some of the principal points that were highlighted were:

  1. Walk in and be Filled by the Holy Spirit
  2. Fruit is a natural result of living in the Vine
  3. The Fruit is produced through sanctification by Christ.
  4. Yes, the command to eagerly desire the gifts is for today.
  5. Multiple jobs require multiple gifts
  6. Be filled, with the word and the Presence of God

SERMON: Be Filled and Walk in the Spirit (HS #7)

Sermon from August 24th on the commands to walk in and be filled by the Holy Spirit. Some of the principal points were:

  1. Some fundamentals: love God & others, let Him hold the steering wheel, get dyed in the Spirit, and be the Temple 24/7
  2. The filling of the Spirit enables us to please Him and to be His witnesses.
  3. Walk in the Spirit and produce the Fruit in your lives; sanctification.
  4. Be filled (controlled) by the Spirit and seek to operate in the gifts; ministry.
  5. Produce good & abundant Fruit
  6. Be free to operate in the Gifts
  7. Eagerly desire the spiritual gifts; hunger is primal.

SERMON: How to cultivate spiritual hunger (HS #6)

Sermon from August 17th on how to cultivate and develop spiritual hunger in our lives. Some of the principal points were:

  1. Hunger is primal; we were made for deep communion with God.
  2. Beware of the apple pies of this world that distract from eating at the table of God.
  3. God is the only One who can satisfy our hunger
  4. God is actively wooing and drawing us to Him
  5. Express your desire, then increase your attentiveness, capacity and sensitivity.
  6. Plant good seed, nurture, protect and then harvest a hundred fold.
  7. Choose to change your diet for the good of your spiritual health.

SERMON: How to receive the baptism of the Spirit (HS #5)

Sermon from August 10th on receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Some of the principal points were:

  1. Who is in the driver’s seat of our lives? Is the Spirit only a paying passenger, or is He at the wheel driving?
  2. Do we notice a difference between Christ merely in our lives and Christ on the throne of our lives?
  3. The blessing of the Spirit is not a result of being a Super Christian, but of our hunger. Just how desperate are we really?
  4. Present ourselves a living sacrifice and enduring the Cross for the joy set before us.
  5. Open the floodgates to the full life and power of God through you to the world.

SERMON: Two objects cannot occupy the same space (HS #4)

This is the sermon from August 3rd about the need to place the Spirit in first place and to remove any other hindrances that prevent His taking the throne of our lives.

  1. The blessing of the Holy Spirit is not about what we get, but Who we receive.
  2. We must forsake all for the ultimate Prize
  3. We need to learn to wait on the Lord to fulfill His promises
  4. The Biblical word, “baptized” comes from the Greek words: dyed, immersed & overwhelmed
  5. Two objects cannot occupy the same space
  6. Our growth is hindered by: opinion, corruption, self-life, bad reception, self-reliance, and refusing humility.
  7. Choose for yourself this day whom you will serve.