This Podcast contains the Sunday sermons of Calvary: the Hill
The Spirit Is A Person
The Holy Spirit is not a force, he is a person. He is a person of God, he has a personality, and he wants to be personal to you. He wants to empower you for his purpose to glorify Jesus.
The Spirit's Purpose
The Holy Spirit is present amongst all who call upon Jesus. And he has a purpose: the spreading of the gospel of Jesus. This happens through prayer, persecution, and bold proclamation of the good news.
The Spirit Empowers
A few weeks after Jesus ascended to Heaven, the promised Holy Spirit arrived at the church in Jerusalem. In one fell swoop, he undid the curse of the Tower of Babel, and enabled the people of God to reach the world at large with the clear articulation of the gospel. He is doing the same thing today, and he is available to all who call on Jesus for salvation. He wants to empower us for his purpose, to glorify Jesus Christ.
The Spirit Promised
Jesus, after resurrecting in power, and before ascending in power, promised to send the Holy Spirit to empower us in his name and for his mission. The Holy Spirit is now available to all who call on Jesus for salvation!
Part 2: Here Already, but Not Yet
The author of Ecclesiastes maintains that everything done "under the sun" is meaningless. So where does that leave us? To find our meaning elsewhere. Perhaps in God's kingdom, which is not of this world. In Christ's kingdom we get to participate in what God himself is doing, and in that there is deep meaning, and much better than the kingdoms we build for ourselves.
Part 1: Dust In The Wind
We all want success, and we all define it differently. We also all want a full life. The problems arise when we equate the two. Jesus offers us a full life, and a success story that might look different than we expect. But it's a true life that is lived with him at the center.