Category: Holy Spirit

Using PIES to Discover Your Spiritual Gifts

On Sunday, March 9th 2015 I preached a sermon on 1 Corinthians 12:1-31 entitled “The Spirit & The Gifts,” looking at what spiritual gifts are, who they’re for, how we should use them, and how we can discover which gifts we’ve been given. As part of that message I shared an acronym, PIES, designed to help you discover your spiritual […]

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Knowing & Growing in the Fruit of the Spirit

The second half of Galatians 5 is a study in contrast. We might sum up Galatians 5:16-25 by saying that within every Christian, there are two natures at work: the sinful nature and the Holy Spirit. These two natures are, not surprisingly, opposed to one another. A life submitted to the flesh–the parts of our […]

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Worshiping God in the Power of the Holy Spirit

In our worship services here at Grace Church, our desire is to glorify God by exalting Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. Glorifying God makes complete sense, and exalting Jesus Christ seems like a no-brainer. But what does it mean for us to engage in these activities in the power of the […]

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Dear Idiots…

“O, you dear idiots!” That’s basically how Paul begins Galatians chapter 3. It is a harsh word, yet strangely affectionate. Paul is admonishing the Galatians because many of them were beginning to turn away from the true gospel of absolute dependence on Jesus for salvation, and turning to a false gospel that said obedience to […]

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