Illumination of the Spirit

Good morning, church. Please go with me to 2 Corinthians, chapter 3, starting in v.4. Today we are talking about the first work of God the world ever knew: “‘let there be light,’ he said, and there was light.” Illumination. Our God is a God of light, pushing back the

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The Bread of Life

Good morning, church. Please go with me to the book of John, chapter 6, starting in v.48. I’m going to spend the whole morning talking about food, and we’re in New Orleans, so this sermon should speak to some people. We’ve been in a series on the Holy Spirit since

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Miracles

Good morning, church. Please go with me to the book of Acts, chapter 3. We’re going to talk this morning about one of my favorite topics from Scripture—miracles, as we read a story in acts about the Holy Spirit miraculously healing a man born lame. We’ve been in a series

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The Comfort of the Spirit

Good morning, church. Go with me to 2 Corinthians, chapter 7. That’s the book of 2 Corinthians, chapter 7, and we’re going to start reading in v.4. We’ve been in a series since the summer began on the Holy Spirit, talking about the nature of the Spirit of God, his

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Conviction of the Spirit

Good morning, church. Please go with me to the book of Psalms. I’m preaching today from Psalm 51 about the Holy Spirit’s work of conviction in our lives. Conviction, not like being convicted of a crime, but in the sense of seeing the truth about sin in your life, a

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The Wrath of the Spirit

Good morning, church, and welcome. Go with me to the book of Revelation, chapter 19. Yes, Louis, it’s finally happening, your favorite book, the book of Revelation, chapter 19; we’re going to start reading in v.11. I know, since we started back with the in-person meetings, a lot of you

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The Spirit Composes Our Worship

Well, this is a little different. I can’t tell you how good it is to be here with you, and see half of your face again. I also can’t tell you how much I appreciate people who would sit with uncomfortable masks on, brave this illness, to come and worship

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Spiritual Gifts

Good morning, everyone, and welcome to phase two. If you’re not keeping up with local news, good for you, you’re probably far happier than I am, but what you don’t know is that New Orleans has approved 50% occupancy for churches starting today, which is what we decided as a

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Spiritually Discerned

Good morning, church.  Or at least I can say good morning now—we’ll see how it goes.  The tropical storm is starting right now, as I’m recording this.  Thanks, 2020. Anne-Elise showed me an internet meme this week saying, “It’s now hurricane season.  Welcome to the fifth level of Jumanji.”  Which

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God With Us

Good morning, everyone, on this day of Pentecost. Go with me to Acts, chapter 2. I need to start this morning with a very insincere apology to you all. I’ve been rereading Liturgy of the Ordinary with Anne-Elise, and Kallee even turned me onto a Trinity Forum simulcast with the

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