Holy Spirit

“Jesus’ Baptism IS our Baptism”

In Jesus’ great commission, he tells his disciples to be “teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Mat. 28:20).  So, over the last year, we have paid close attention to Jesus’ commands in Matthew so that we can be disciples who make disciples.  It’s amazing how Jesus teaches us everything we need to … Read more

“Well Pleased” – Disciple (n./v.) – Baptize in the Name

Sunday, February 3, 2012 As Jesus addressed his disciples for the last time on top of this mountain, he chose his words carefully.  He authorized them and commanded them to make disciples for him.  Then he told them to baptize in the Triune name of God.  What does that mean, especially when we don’t find Jesus teaching about baptism … Read more

“Spirit-Echo” – John 16

Sunday, January 29, 2012 They were troubled.  Jesus was talking as if he was going to be killed, and soon.  They were confused, angry and disappointed.  Jesus knew these things, and told his disciples that he would send the Spirit of Truth to them.  He would echo in their minds and hearts the things Jesus … Read more

Sermon: Speak their Language

Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2009 Reading: Acts 2:1-21 How do you reach a multicultural world with the message of salvation?  This was the dilemma for the disciples of Jesus after he ascended into heaven.  God the Holy Spirit came and simply removed the language barrier so that the disciples could speak their language and communicate … Read more