Additional Study Suggestions
The Role of the Holy Spirit in the Life of the Believer
Sunday morning sermons at MAC from July through August 2019 will be a topical approach to living with the presence of God’s Holy Spirit. If you would like to spend more time studying on your own or in a group, the following material would be a good place to start:
The Holy Spirit: His Gifts and Power by John Owen
John Owen (1616-1683) was an deep thinker and through writer. When you dig into his work it takes time. The Holy Spirit is not a light summer read but a very valuable one. Feel free to pick a copy up for yourself and read at your own pace. The sermon series will not follow the book, but if you want to continue digging, this book would be a good place.
Recently a documentary has come out reminding us of the importance of holding fast to the Gospel of Jesus. Teaching or studying the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer can be a confusing subject. While there is a lot of teachings out there about the Holy Spirit, but not all of it is true. The American Gospel distinguishes the Gospel from Prosperity gospels. Prosperity gospels often lean into teaching about the Holy Spirit or how God’s power is available to us, but have the worldly goals. The Gospel requires us to have eternal goals and pursue the Lord. As we examine the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believe we will emphasize God’s goals over our own.