holy spirit

Marks of a Spirit-Filled Church

Sermon Title: Marks of a Spirit-Filled Church
Scripture Reading: Joel 2:28-32; John 14:15-21; Acts 1:1-8; 2:1-4, 42-47

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In the Old Testament, the Spirit was at work in creation, empowered key individuals, and filled the Temple for a time. But it was through Jesus that the Spirit came in a unique way—empowering him to bring about the Kingdom on the earth. Finally, after Christ’s resurrection and ascension, the Holy Spirit comes upon his followers on the day of Pentecost, just as Jesus had foretold. In Marks of a Spirit-Filled Church, Pastor David invites us to consider why the Spirit is necessary for growth, what it looks like when the Spirit is at work in the church, and what we must do to welcome his transforming presence.

Worship Resources:
sermon video (mp4)
sermon slides
June 9 bulletin

Missio Dei (6 of 6)

Sermon Series: Mission Dei - A Worship Series on the Mission of God
Sermon Title:  Missional Movement (6 of 6)
Scripture Reading:  Acts 1:8; 2:1-21; 22-24, 37-47; Eph 3:16-21; John 14:15-18, 25-27

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Jesus taught his disciples how they could make disciples in the way he did, and that he would provide help for this seemingly impossible task. In the book of Acts, we’re told that the Holy Spirit empowered the early disciples and propelled the church forward. In this final message of the Missio Dei series, Pastor David seeks to encourage and inspire us to believe in Christ’s power to do the impossible through the church.

Worship Resources:
sermon video (mp4)
sermon slides
May 27 bulletin
small group discussion questions

Roots (10 of 10)

Sermon Series: Roots: Exploring the Core Values of the Brethren in Christ
Sermon Title: Relying on God
Scripture Reading: Psalm 59:16-17; John 14:15-17; 15:5 1 John 4:15-16; Eph 3:16-21

Our final value is written in the form of a confession. We confess that in order to follow Jesus and faithfully keep our core convictions and values, we need to rely upon the strength he provides through the Holy Spirit. How do we walk in the Spirit? How do we access a strength greater than ourselves? We believe it is through prayer that we receive divine power to live faithfully as his disciples.

In Relying on God (10 of 10), Pastor David concludes our series with a message on the power of the Holy Spirit and the necesity of prayer in the life of the disciple and the church.

Worship Resources:
sermon slides
April 9 bulletin
small group discussion questions