Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sermon Notes from Sunday, 10.21.12

Here are the sermon notes from today's sermon, the first in the series I'm teaching on the Holy Spirit.  If you want these notes in PDF or the sermon audio, visit  You can also get the audio on iTunes via our podcast.

The Holy Spirit
Part 1 – The Big Who?

What is the Holy Spirit?
·      First answer:  not what but who?
He is a Person who has thoughts, emotions, and a will.
He is God – a member of the Trinity.

What does He do?
 Biggest answer:  He points us to Jesus (John 15.26, 16.14).

He points us to Jesus through His Word (John 16.13-15).
He inspired the Scripture (2 Peter 1.21).
He opens our eyes to the Scripture (1 John 2.27).
He brings to mind what we have learned (John 14.26).

He points us to Jesus through conviction (John 16.8-11)
When we are convicted of sin, the extra temptation is to run from God.
The Holy Spirit draws us to God to find forgiveness.
The forgiveness for sin only comes through Jesus’ death and resurrection.

He points us to Jesus through transformation (John 16.20-22)
As we behold Jesus, we become like Him (2 Cor. 3.18)
Our character changes into His character (Galatians 5.22-23)
We kill sin with His help (Romans 8.13)

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