Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground! For your name’s sake, O LORD, preserve my life! In your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble! (Psalm 143:10-11)
Hymn 10 – Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
Hymn 76 – O Great God
Scripture Reading: John 14
Musical Offering – Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God
Hymn Supplement – God of Salvation
(Children may be dismissed to Children’s church during this hymn.)
Message: Promise Fulfilled, Acts 2:1-13
Hymn 100 – Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
I. Filled With the Holy Spirit (vv.1-4).
A. Christ’s followers waited.
1. They were together in one place. Acts 1:13-14
2. The day was Pentecost.
3. A most fitting time.
B. Christ’s followers experienced signs.
1. The sound of wind.
2. The appearance of fire-like tongues.
3. The speaking in tongues. 1 Corinthians 12:13
II. Evidence of Holy Spirit Filling (vv.5-13).
A. The sign (vv.5-11).
1. Many kinds of people were impacted.
2. Most important, they heard about God’s work.
Hebrews 2:3-4, Romans 10:17
B. Differing Responses (vv.12-13).
1. Sincere interest.
2. Flippant rejection.
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Hymn 33 – I Will Glory in My Redeemer
Hymn 104 – What Wondrous Love Is This
Scripture Reading: Proverbs 29
Psalm 119 – Your Word, a Light Unto My Path
Hymn supplement – God Has Spoken
Message: When God No Longer Speaks, 1 Corinthians 2:12-16
Hymn 113 – Here Is Love
WHEN GOD NO LONGER SPEAKS
1 Corinthians 2:12-16
Deuteronomy 28:38-40, Amos 8:11, 1 Samuel 28:6, 2 Chronicles 18:6
I. Our Privilege Through the Holy Spirit (vv.12-13).
A. We have received the Spirit from God. John 14:26
B. The Holy Spirit gives us understanding of the Bible.
James 1:17, 1 Chronicles 29:14, John 14:26b, 2 Peter 1:21,
Luke 1:70, 2 Samuel 23:2, 2 Timothy 2:15
II. The “Spirit-less” Person’s Disadvantage (v.14).
A. The natural person rejects Holy Spirit things. James 4:4
B. The reason and result of rejection. 1 Corinthians 1:18-23
III. The Result of the Difference (vv.15-16).
A. Judgment and the spiritual person. Proverbs 1:2-5
B. We judge with the mind of Christ. 1 John 2:27