15 If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever,
17 Even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him or knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.
The Holy Spirit. In this text, Jesus introduces the Holy Spirit to his disciples. There are a lot of opinions about the Holy Spirit today but the chapters of the last supper here in John 14-16, give us Jesus’ definitive teaching on who he is. Jesus introduces the Holy Spirit as the Helper (v16) and the Spirit of truth (v17). This is the first of many sermons we will have in our Holy Spirit series.
27 And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.
The New Covenant. Here in Ezekiel 36, we have a prophesy that is not only fulfilled in the book of Acts but also in our own lives. As believers in Jesus today we have a different experience with the Holy Spirit than the Old Testament people of faith. From the moment of our salvation, The Holy Spirit indwells us and empowers us to obey the commands of Jesus Christ. He is a source of “permanent encouragement” inside of us.
The Flesh. Today you can hear a lot of people at church talk about their flesh as if it still has power over their lives. But is this true if we have the power of the Holy Spirit inside us? In this sermon we study Galatians 5:16-25 and Romans 8:9-13 on what they say about the battle between the flesh and the Spirit.