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Do Not Grieve the Spirit

It is so easy for us to be unkind and ungracious. Ephesians 4:29-32 shows us that we grieve the Holy Spirit first by rotten speech (v. 29) and second by rotten attitudes (v. 31). But these two things are not separate. Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. We must stop making the Holy Spirit weep because of our unkind words and inner ugliness. Cry out to God for his help. Ask the Lord to open your eyes and see the uncleanness within. Pray for a fresh vision of Jesus dying for you.

Text: Ephesians 4:29-32
Sermon Series: Experiencing God Today: Six Sermons on the Holy Spirit
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God Has a Big Family—Part 2 “I Believe in the Holy Catholic Church”

“I believe in the holy catholic church.” The Apostles’ Creed   Let’s begin at the most basic point. What does […]

Text: Ephesians 4:1-6
Sermon Series: The Apostles’ Creed
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Is Total Forgiveness Realistic?

Without forgiveness, there is no future, no freedom, and no healing. But where there is forgiveness, there is grace and mercy and a future as bright as the promises of God.

Text: Ephesians 4:29-32
Sermon Series: Total Forgiveness
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The God We Hardly Know: Why I Believe in the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit does everything to bring us to Christ, everything we need to walk with Christ in this life, and everything we need to take us safely from earth to heaven. He does it all for us and he does it for all of us. None of us could live even one day as a Christian without the aid of the Holy Spirit.

Text: Various
Sermon Series: Why I Believe
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The Shepherd’s Gift

About the time I graduated from seminary in 1978, a leading Christian magazine published an article entitled, “Things They Didn’t […]

Text: Ephesians 4:11
Sermon Series: Spiritual Gifts
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My Favorite Teacher

It’s not hard for me to remember my favorite teacher. I first met her on a bright September morning in […]

Text: Romans 12:7; I Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 4:11
Sermon Series: Spiritual Gifts