All About the Holy Spirit

The Season of Easter & Pentecost Sermon Series: All About the Holy Spirit

Sundays, April 23 through Pentecost Sunday, June 4


April 23, 2017

Rev. Dr. David Gushee
Interim Pastor, First Baptist Church Decatur
Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at the Mercer University McAfee School of Theology

Sermon
"Who Is the Holy Spirit?"

Isaiah 63:-7-14, John 3:1-10, Romans 8:9-11

“If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you."
—Romans 8:11

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April 30, 2017

Matt Snyder
Pastoral Resident for Young Adult Ministry at First Baptist Church Decatur

Sermon
The Voice of the Holy Spirit
1 Corinthians 2:6-16

"Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the gifts bestowed on us by God. 13 And we speak of these things in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual things to those who are spiritual."
1 Corinthians 2:12-13


May 7, 2017

The Fruit of the Spirit
Galatians 5:16-26

By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit. — Galatians 5:22-25

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May 14, 2017

Shelley Woodruff preaching.

The Spirit of Adoption
Romans 8:14-17a

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba! Father!” it is that very Spirit bearing witness[b] with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ. — Romans 8:14-17a


May 21, 2017

Rev. Dr. David Gushee
Interim Pastor, First Baptist Church Decatur
Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at the Mercer University McAfee School of Theology

The Gifts of the Spirit
Romans 12:3-8, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11

"For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, o we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another." — Romans 12:3-5

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May 28, 2017

Rev. Dr. David Gushee
Interim Pastor, First Baptist Church Decatur
Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at the Mercer University McAfee School of Theology
 

The Leading of the Spirit
John 14:25-26, Acts 10:34-48

"While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard the word. The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles, for they heard them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter said, ‘Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?’ So he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they invited him to stay for several days." — Acts 10:44-48

 

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Pentecost Sunday
June 4, 2017

The Power of the Holy Spirit
Acts 2:1-13

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

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