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United in the Spirit

Posted in Holy Spirit by LifeSpringChurch on November 5th, 2018

This sermon comes from Ephesians 4:1-13 wherein Paul calls the Ephesian christians to live in a way that promotes unity.  He gives them foundational ideas on which to base the unity among which is the idea that the gifts of the Spirit are designed to be used to promote growth in maturity.  This is third in the sermon series on Spiritual Gifts.

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Let the Spirit Renew You

Posted in Holy Spirit, holiness by LifeSpringChurch on August 20th, 2017

This week's sermon looks at what Paul told the Ephesians related to the changes that God brings about in the lives of those controlled by the Holy Spirit.

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Adopted

Posted in Holy Spirit by LifeSpringChurch on July 30th, 2017

This sermon comes from Romans 8:12-25 and takes a look at the role of the Spirit in the development of our relationship with God.  In Eugene Peterson's words, "we live lives of congruence."  In other words, our actions match our interiority.  The way we develop this interior is through the influence of the Spirit.

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Koinonia

Posted in resurrection, church, Holy Spirit by LifeSpringChurch on April 23rd, 2017

Acts 2:41-47 tells the story of what happened to the first disciples after the day of Pentecost.  The Greek word Koinonia is the word Luke uses to describe the community and experience that was formed out of the Resurrection of Jesus and the coming of the Holy Spirit.  The sermon describes what it means to be a community defined by this fellowship word.

The text for this sermon is included in this recording, read by Melvin Mahaffey, one of LifeSprings young men.

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Presence

Posted in Holy Spirit by LifeSpringChurch on August 22nd, 2016

This sermon begins in the 10 days following Jesus' ascension - disciples are alone, questioning, and confused. How will they live without the continual, physical presence of Jesus. The sermon explores the giving of the Holy Spirit to the disciples and how that equipped them to serve Christ. The text for the sermon is Acts 2:1-13.

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Scattered Everywhere

Posted in grace, Jesus, gospel, Holy Spirit by LifeSpringChurch on April 18th, 2016

This sermon takes a look at how the Good News moved westward from Israel to Syria, Turkey, Greece, and Italy.  It looks at how the early church had to come to terms with its Xenophobia and start to embrace a wider audience.

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For the Good of Everyone

Posted in Paul, Holy Spirit by LifeSpringChurch on January 25th, 2016

The text for this sermon comes from 1 Corinthians 12:1-11.  In this text, Paul tells the Corinthian church that the gifts the Spirit gave to her were meant to be used for the benefit of the members of that community.

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He’s More Powerful Than I Am

Posted in , Jesus, baptism, Holy Spirit by LifeSpringChurch on January 25th, 2016

This sermon comes from Luke 3:15-17, 21-22.  It takes its direction from John the Baptist's characterization of Jesus to the effect that Jesus was more powerful than he was and that Jesus would baptize his followers with the Holy Spirit and fire.

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Babel and Pentecost

Posted in Holy Spirit, Tower of Bable by LifeSpringChurch on May 25th, 2015

This sermon was delivered on Pentecost Sunday.  It makes a comparison between the confusion of languages at the Tower of Babel and the unification of language on the day of Pentecost.  Implications for the significance of this event were the concern of God for God-directed communication and the importance of a Spirit-directed life.

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