The Holy Spirit ()Ken Miller, May 24, 2015
Part of the Sermon series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
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Pentecost is the birthday of the church in the heart of Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified. The Holy Ghost came on the Jewish feast of Pentecost which comes 50 days after the Passover. It was a feast where the Jews thanked God with the first fruits of their harvest. Later they celebrated the giving of the law on Pentecost. Romans 8:23 talks about the first fruits of the Spirit when the Holy Spirit was received.
The promise of the Holy Spirit was evident in the Old Testament. In the beginning God’s Spirit was at work making order out of chaos. The Spirit of God moved in the dark time of history for the children of Israel.
When Adam sinned, death came. At Pentecost the Spirit was restored. The Spirit of God has been working for 2,000 years, convincing men of sin. We need the Spirit of God as much to keep us saved as we needed it in the first place to save us.
Romans 8:113 talks about the power and privilege of the Holy Spirit. There is no condemnation; we can live righteously, and we are adopted into God’s family.
The Holy Spirit is a person, and our walk with Him must be cultivated like any other relationship.
The Spirit-filled life is a lifetime of nurturing. This brings growth and sweeter fruit. We must confess our faults every day, surrender body, soul, and spirit, and resolve to be obedient. Let us learn to walk in the Spirit.