Why am I not surprised that i got seven full pages of notes on Wayne Brooks' sermon? It's mostly because that this sermon was a wonderful long one, but short at the same time. He went into extreme detail with everything he presented. Of course, like always, he ended with, "I wish I could dig deeper into this, but I can't." After all, it was time for the sermon to end, but I'm beginning it right now. So, what role does The Holy Spirit play for us?
I. The Holy Spirit Communicates the presence of God.
Mostly, this sermon takes flight in John. First look at John 14: 16 - 18. By the Holy Spirit's work, Christ becomes real to us. Also, in this passage, Jesus describes this: That the Holy Spirit (Bieng the Helper in the passage) will be with us Forever. His main role is to intercede for us, to make the presence of God, the reality of Jesus Christ real, as I already said.
Then in John 16:14, we will see that another main purpose of the Holy Spirit is to Glorify Him. (Him bieng Christ Jesus or God, or Both.) And really, if you happen to notice, one of Scriptures' main storyline is the Presence of God. In other words, you see him in every story. Moses in the Flaming bush, Saul when he turns to Paul because of Christ's presence, God was with Noah in the ark, and many other places. People notice God's Presence through the Holy Spirit.
II. The Holy Spirit Declares Truth To Us
Another very strong passage is John 16: 12 - 15. Take a look at that and see how strong it is. The Holy Spirit will guide us through all truth. And another thing to remember: IT IS ONLY AS WE GRASP THE TRUTH OF GOD'S WORD THAT WE CAN RESPOND IN WORSHIP. Make note of that, please, and ponder it sincerely. It sounds that I'm closing right now. Look at John 16:12 the first part for whatever. This is not just like teaching, it is way more vital to you. We cannot Worship unless if we understand a little thing. Until then, we can't worship.
If the Holy Spirit did not shine a spotlight on God or Jesus, We could not respond in worship, we would not understand, we would perish because we'd have no help, because we couldn't grasp the truth. Take note of that, especially.
Now, read the full thing of John 16:12, would you? That is now my message to you guys who read this. (Or girls, but we know my point:)
Mac Over 'N Out.