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Wind & Fire

(8 Messages)

When The Spirit Liberates

July 24, 2022 • Dr. Lance D. Watson • Exodus 4:14–21

It’s a rip-roaring narrative! It’s this part of the Bible that has generated those memorable scenes of Charlton Heston as Moses in the 1956 Cecil B. DeMille classic movie The Ten Commandments. Led by Moses, Israel marched triumphantly out of Egypt—they were emancipated. BUT Pharaoh changed his mind and pursued them with horses and chariots. Helpless, trapped against the shores of the Red Sea: they cry out. With the chariots of angry Pharaoh bearing down on them. Moses declares ‘The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still.’ However, it takes all night for the sea to open and the way to be made. We are Saint Paul’s Everywhere! Join us for Worship on Sundays at 10:00 AM (ET) on our mobile app, at MySPBC.tv or @myspbc on Facebook or YouTube. Learn more about our church at myspbc.org

When The Spirit Disrupts

July 17, 2022 • Dr. Lance D. Watson • Acts 4:1–2

The Holy Spirit shows up through Peter and John in Acts 3 as a disrupter. The Holy Spirit disrupts the plain, predictable pattern of suffering and reconstructs it. In Acts 4, the lame man in his forties had already been healed at the gate of the temple by the power of God. The religious authorities confront them, incarcerate them, and threaten them with consequences if they continue in this way. Bold and courageous, Peter and John, full of the Spirit reinforce their commitment to continue as the Holy Spirit directs them. Our challenge is to do the same in this hour. We are Saint Paul’s Everywhere! Join us for Worship on Sundays at 10:00 AM (ET) on our mobile app, at MySPBC.tv or @myspbc on Facebook or YouTube. Learn more about our church at myspbc.org

When The Spirit Gifts

July 10, 2022 • Dr. Lance D. Watson • Romans 12:6–8

Few subjects conjure as much controversy as that of spiritual gifts. Different authors define the various gifts in different ways. There is debate over whether all the gifts are still functioning today, or whether some were “sign” gifts that ceased after the apostolic era. However, God through the Holy Spirit continues to “gift” those that trust God by adding some “super” to their “natural” and enabling them to achieve what was not otherwise possible. We are Saint Paul’s Everywhere! Join us for Worship on Sundays at 10:00 AM (ET) on our mobile app, at MySPBC.tv or @myspbc on Facebook or YouTube. Learn more about our church at myspbc.org

When The Spirit Leads

July 3, 2022 • Dr. Lance D. Watson • Romans 8:14

Romans 8 is one of the great chapters in scripture. It begins with the promise that “there is now no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus” and ends with the promise that nothing in all of creation “will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” In this chapter Paul highlighted the role of the Holy Spirit in our sanctification and in our assurance of salvation. Those who are led by God’s Spirit are adopted children of God, and as such, they are heirs with God and coheirs with Jesus. We need never lack direction or protection—we need only to let the Holy Spirit lead. We are Saint Paul’s Everywhere! Join us for Worship on Sundays at 10:00 AM (ET) on our mobile app, at MySPBC.tv or @myspbc on Facebook or YouTube. Learn more about our church at myspbc.org

When The Spirit Supplies

June 26, 2022 • Dr. Lance D. Watson • Philippians 1:19

Philippians is Paul’s most upbeat letter! It radiates with joy in the Lord and with love for God’s people. Paul’s joy, even though he is in prison, flows from his awareness of the presence of Jesus, his confidence that he is in Christ’s hands, his pleasure over the advancement of the gospel, and his single-minded desire to know Jesus. His concern is that the Philippians reflect these same attitudes which were to be demonstrated through a lifestyle of mutual service, steadfastness in the truth, and dedication to the things of Christ. We are Saint Paul’s Everywhere! Join us for Worship on Sundays at 10:00 AM (ET) on our mobile app, at MySPBC.tv or @myspbc on Facebook or YouTube. Learn more about our church at myspbc.org

When The Spirit FIlls

June 19, 2022 • Dr. Lance D. Watson • Ephesians 5:18

Being full of the Spirit of God is crucial for a victorious life. In his letter to the faithful living in Ephesus, the Apostle Paul hits on a wide range of issues designed to challenge them to live up to and into their calling as Christians. As we continue in our faith from day to day, month to month, and year to year, the temptation to get comfortable will always exist. However, Paul challenged them and us to yield to the influence of the Holy Spirit in our lives as the way to victory. We can live our lives on “full” as we say YES to the sway of the Spirit. We are Saint Paul’s Everywhere! Join us for Worship on Sundays at 10:00 AM (ET) on our mobile app, at MySPBC.tv or @myspbc on Facebook or YouTube. Learn more about our church at myspbc.org

When The Spirit Works

June 12, 2022 • Dr. Lance D. Watson • Ephesians 1:13–14

In his letter to the church at Ephesus, Paul reminds believers of who they are in Christ, and how that should inform and shape every aspect of their lives—past, present, and future. The Ephesians didn’t have much in common, yet Paul was very clear that in the family of God, all are equal recipients of God’s grace through Christ. Paul reminded them constantly of who they were: loved (1:4), chosen (1:4), adopted (1:5), redeemed and forgiven (1:7), lavished with wisdom and understanding (1:8) included, marked and sealed (1:13) by the Holy Spirit. Discovering and embracing how the Spirit works helps us live more fully as people who are radically loved by God. We are Saint Paul’s Everywhere! Join us for Worship on Sundays at 10:00 AM (ET) on our mobile app, at MySPBC.tv or @myspbc on Facebook or YouTube. Learn more about our church at myspbc.org

When The Spirit Comes

June 5, 2022 • Dr. Lance D. Watson • Acts 2:1–4

Pentecost has often been called the birthday of the church—the day the church was empowered to move forward. The Holy Spirit came to earth empowering people through wind and fire. Energized by the Holy Spirit, the followers of Christ spoke up, sharing words from the One who gave them life. On this Pentecost weekend, we celebrate the coming of the Spirit to nudge the church out of hiding and give us both wind at our back and fire in our bones to proclaim and live out the good news of Jesus Christ. We are Saint Paul’s Everywhere! Join us for Worship on Sundays at 10:00 AM (ET) on our mobile app, at MySPBC.tv or @myspbc on Facebook or YouTube. Learn more about our church at myspbc.org.