In today’s climate of turmoil and uncertainty, threatening and incapacitating feelings run rampant. Yet the God who created your emotions has also given you everything you need to navigate them. The Bible paints relatable and resonant portraits of women and men struggling with grief, anger, guilt, and despair—and provides divine wisdom for transforming your emotional trials into spiritual triumphs.
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Scriptures: John 16:8-11, 15:19, 3:17-18, 14:6, Job 9:2, Romans 10:3, Mark 10:7, Isaiah 64:6, 2 Corinthians 5:21
The Holy Spirit is the most mysterious and often misunderstood Person of God. Yet the reality is that everything we do in Jesus Christ is completely depending on the ministry of the Holy Spirit. In this message, Dr. Merritt unpacks three key things that can only be accomplished in the life of a Christ-follower by the Holy Spirit. As we understand the ministry of the Holy Spirit, it will make use more aware of God, more confident in our walk with Him and more understand of how He works in and through our lives to accomplish His purposes.
"The Holy Spirit has been sent to convict us of sin, not sins. Now the world thinks that man’s problem is sins: murder, lying, rape, stealing, etc. These are not man’s problems. They are just symptoms. The problem is S-I-N. Sins are the fruit of man’s problem, sin is the root of man’s problem. We do what we do on the outside because of what we are on the inside. The heart of the human problem is indeed the problem of the human heart." --Dr. Merritt
Keywords: Holy Spirit, sin, conviction, character, righteousness, redemption, Person, God, result, judgment, awareness, Dr. R.A. Torrey, satan, Charles Spurgeon, ministry, understanding, belief, jury, judge
Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.