The Spirit’s coming was a miraculous event with sounds and wind and the disciples speaking in other languages. But the primary work of the Spirit wasn’t external actions but virtually always through people, such as Peter’s sermon in Acts 2, or the Spirit using Peter to heal a crippled man in Acts 3. As we’ll see today in Acts 4, the Spirit is being an inspired witness to Jesus and his power to work in and through us today!
The Spirit Works Through People
The God I Never Knew - Part 2
February 3, 2019 • Randy Hageman
The Spirit Leads
The God I Never Knew • March 3, 2019 • Randy Hageman
The Holy Spirit lives in Christians to lead us to become more and more like Jesus. The Spirit is seeking to transform us to think, act and be like Jesus, and therefore be different (holy) from the world around us, so that loving God, loving our neighbors, and making disciples increasingly become our focus in life. Today, in this concluding message of the series, Acts 8 shows the Spirit leading Philip to live this way.
The Spirit Convicts
The God I Never Knew • February 24, 2019 • Randy Hageman
The Holy Spirit works in us to help us become more and more like Jesus. But that means that not only does the Spirit empower our transformation, the Spirit must also, at times, show us how we are falling short of God’s plan for our lives – the Spirit convicts or helps us recognize and acknowledge our faults, failings and sins, either directly, or through Scripture, or even through others. And sometimes,as the early Christian Stephen discovered, some don’t like what the Spirit says.