Sunday, June 7, 2015
Today was another in the series at Grace Chapel on MORE.
(You can watch the sermon here.)
I took notes.
So, you'll get my notes from the sermon. And maybe a little more....
MORE - The Super-Natural Life
Super-hero movies are the big hits for the summer.
The draw of them is seen in the possibility of being better than we are.
In reality, we ARE made to do and be more. Super-Naturally. We cannot live up to those possibilities on our own. Even as believers.
Reality means we go back to our old ways, habits, etc.
From Romans 7 - what is wrong with me? I want to be different, more, but I still do the old things. I do the things I don't want to do.
Why don't we find the victory we so desire?
Galatians 1:1-2, 6-7; 3:1-3,
The Galatians have traded the good news of trust for the bad news of trying harder.
After trusting God for forgiveness, we then go back to doing it ourselves to change ourselves.
We can't live this life in the natural. It can only be done in the super-natural.
In the same way a glove can do no work without a hand in it, so we cannot change without the Holy Spirit in us.
Our natural self cannot do anything new and different without the help of the Holy Spirit.
Galatians 5:22-25 talks about the Fruit of the Spirit. This is NOT something we produce on our own, but is evidence of the Spirit within us.
John Ortburg give an example of using a row boat vs a sailboat.
Some of us live the Christian life as if we are rowing, but with the Holy Spirit it is like being in a sailboat.
We are not passive.
We walk in step with the spirit.
We set our sails to catch the wind.
A Super-Hero serves thru the power of the Holy Spirit.
How to live the abundant life:
1. Get acquainted with the Spirit
John 13-16, acts 2, Romans 8, Galatians 5, I Corinthians
Chuck Swindoll, Andy Stanley
2. Invite the Holy Spirit into your daily life.
3. Yield to the Spirit at critical moments
Posted by Laura Paxton at 9:23 PM