Pastor Dave Sarsons
February 1, 2016
SERMON: January 31, 2016 “The Ignored God Series: The Holy Spirit in the Life of Jesus”
Today Pastor Dave continued on “The Ignored God” Series on the Holy Spirit on the Spirit in the Life of Jesus. We see that in Luke 1:30-35, the Spirit was there at Jesus’ conception and in Luke 3: 21-23, at His baptism. We find out from I Kings 19:11-12 why it was a dove that descended from heaven at Jesus’ baptism.
“The LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountain apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper”.
The Israelites knew the story of Elijah and the Lord used a dove to show His Spirit descending from heaven. We also learned that everywhere that Jesus went, He was full of the Spirit. We even learn that after Pentecost when the Spirit was poured out to the disciples, they were on fire for the Lord after that.
Zechariah 4:6 ” “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit”, says the Lord Almighty.”