Sermon Series Slides
The Spirit’s Mentors
If I told you that in every situation the best advice is to “follow the Holy Spirit”, I would be giving the best Biblical advice for life. And I suppose well-meaning Christians give and take that advice, but its only part of the picture. Many people get His leading wrong because they are immature and need help hearing and understanding what God is saying. We need Spiritual Mentors. The problem is- who can I trust?
May 12 - The difference between Sacrifice and Surveys. Mothers Day. Paul says, “But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children.” 1Thessalonians 2:7. Why is the most powerful recommendation for advice the care and sacrifice of the source?
May 5 - The difference between Fathers and Teachers. Paul says, “For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers.” 1Corinthians 4:15. Theres a lot of people who are happy to share their opinions, but there’s not many who can be like a Spiritual Father to us, so what’s the difference?
We are individuals, hand-crafted by God for unique purposes and plans. But rather than be originals we are always being pulled into conformity. Why? Is it some outside force, is it culture, is it pressure? Yes, but it’s not pressure from without, it’s pressure from within. Our need for value from others makes us conform to their values. But God is greater and is a better source of value.
April 14 - Credit Crisis