New Sermon Video – “Do not Grieve the Spirit”

post date: September 8, 2010

The following sermon is 5 years old and is one of the last sermons I preached at Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, IL, where I served as pastor for 16 years.

The sermon is based on Ephesians 4:29-32, which begins this way:

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”

I later preached this sermon in Colorado Springs and in Indio, California and in several other places. It seems like one of the most important messages God has given me in the last five years. As you listen, ask the Lord to help you examine your heart as you consider whether or not you’ve been grieving the Holy Spirit by unkind words and by anger that turns into malice.

At the end of the sermon I told the congregation that the thing troubled me most is that I see too much of myself in this text. I would still say that today. May God baptize our lips and cleanse us by his Spirit.

If God touches your heart through this message, please tell someone else about it. 













The sermon transcript can be found here.




Do you have any thoughts or questions about this post? If you have a Facebook account, you may comment below:

Ray Pritchard
Subscribe to Pastor Ray’s blog by email »

Latest blog posts

Search our resources

Try It Now

Ebook: ABC’s of Wisdom

In the book of Proverbs, King Solomon left us a treasure trove of practical principles for daily living. The ardent pursuit of wisdom is every Chistian’s calling! Wisdom “is a tree of life to those who embrace her. Those who lay hold of her will be blessed.” (Proverbs 3:18)

“Equipping and encouraging people to keep believing in Jesus”

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”