The other day I was thinking how I could use this blog as an outreach to others. Then I realized, our congregation puts recordings of the Sunday morning and evening sermons on the church website! If you are interested in listening to any of our archived sermons click here. There are sermons from September 2006 to the present.
The topic of this morning's sermon was "Glimpses of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament." Unfortunately, it didn't record properly, so I've decided to share my notes. They're a bit scattered since I'm the only one that uses them, but at least the scripture references will be there :-)
Glimpses of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament
Genesis 1:1, 26
There is one God, but 3 parts: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit
Jesus is distinct from the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 12:31, 32
There are some things God just can't do
~Sin ~Be tempted with evil
The Father in Heaven is God
John 1:1, 14
Jesus is God
The Holy Spirit is God
Acts 5:4, 9
Genesis 1: 1, 2
What does it mean that "the Spirit of God Hovered over the waters" ?
~Some say the Spirit "finished" the creation.
Ephesians 3:10-13 God's eternal purpose of Salvation
We read of people, in the Old Testament, being filled with the Holy Spirit
~Joel: in the latter days, the Spirit will be poured over all mankind
Exodus 31 : Craftsman of the tabernacles
Luke 1:15 Elizabeth pregnant with John
Isaiah 11:1-9, 10-11
Romans 15: 7-13
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Since it's the fifth Sunday, we have a fellowship meal and a devotional afterwards, in place of our evening worship. The devotional is usually lead by a guest speaker or one of the men of the congregation. Today my brother delivered it :-) He's leaving in August for preaching school, so the practice is good for him :-) He did a great job!
Unfortunately, I'm having problems pulling it up right now :-( But thankfully, I have my notes :-)
Who are we supposed to be?
What does it mean to be a Christian?
Who is my neighbor? Anyone we come in contact with.
What does it mean to love?
1 Corinthians 13:2-13