By design, we have not created any pre-packaged sermon series or outlines. This stems from our belief that the process of study is not simply informative, but transformative. To sidestep this process would short change you as a shepherd, and your congregation as well. As you put in the time and effort to let God shape and clarify these truths in your own heart, we trust He will grant you the power to teach these realities with greater authenticity and conviction.
That being said, we would like to offer you some sermon resources on the Holy Spirit from author Daniel Henderson, and our dear friend and pastor, Robbie Symons. We hope you will utilize these in supplement to your own study and preparation. May God grant you and your church a fresh understanding and experience of the person of the Holy Spirit.
Make it your pursuit to understand the new covenant teaching on the Holy Spirit so that you will not only experience Christ’s promised realities but instinctively and consistently call the congregants to these empowering truths.
Model what it means to be filled with the Holy Spirit in your own life. Make it your aim that your example will be a compelling inspiration for church members to live in the reality of the new covenant, manifesting your gifts for the common good and demonstrating the fruits of the Spirit in the rhythms and relationships of your life.
Seek the exaltation of Christ in your planning, leading, singing and preaching. Make the criteria of the Spirit’s work all about the glory of Jesus in every aspect of each gathering.
Be aware of the great need to emphasize and teach on the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit. Give people confidence in His work in and through them so that every hour and every day of the week they walk under the Spirit’s control, bearing the fruit of His life in them. Teach the principles of this book as you feel led. Incorporate these new covenant truths about the Holy Spirit at every opportunity. Remember: Word’s matter.
Regularly cherish the remembrance of these great truths in the Lord’s Supper. Allocate thoughtful planning and allow for adequate time for a significant focus on the importance of the new covenant in daily living. Celebrate the power of these truths in baptisms, extolling the power of the cross to transform lives.
Be intentional to equip leaders at every level to understand and communicate the glory of the new covenant, teaching them to guide others to grasp and apply the implications of the finished work of Christ in their understanding and experience of the Holy Spirit. Develop a plan to teach on spiritual gifts, giving your people clear understanding of the ways in which God wants to use them to “manifest the Spirit for the common good.” Prayerfully consider with your leadership team the contexts in which the work of the Spirit described in 1 Corinthians 12 will be encouraged. (Small groups, ministry teams, church services, etc.).
Launch a church-wide study on this vital topic, preaching on the work of the Holy Spirit and encouraging your people to discuss and apply these truths in more interactive contexts. You will find on this website various links to artwork, small group discussion questions, video introductions to each chapter, brief audio prayers and sermon ideas to help you implement this effort.
Prayerfully look for opportunities to nurture “Roof off. Walls down.” (See the Conclusion on the subject of revival). Cultivate a spirit of honesty before God and openness with one another. Ask the Lord to help you facilitate Spirit-empowered mutual ministry among the people that the “manifestation of the Spirit for the common good” might become a greater reality. Expect to see evidence of a Christ-exalting, gospel-advancing, Spirit-empowered transformation in your church. Remember, He is “able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us.” (Ephesians 3:20)