April 11, 2021

The Provision of the Christ

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As we continue in our Crises of the Christ series, we’ll look at the circumstances surrounding the ascension of Christ and the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost in a message titled “The Provision of the Christ.” It’s another amazing topic to consider as we look at the reality of the indwelling Holy Spirit active in those who claim Christ as Lord. The Scriptures we’ll look at together will provoke us to consider our engagement with the mission of Jesus, and the unity that we have as the body of Christ. Given the lack of unity we see in the world (and in the church, quite frankly) today, there will be much for us to consider this week.

Sermon Notes

The Crises of the Christ
God's necessary work; humanity's only hope

April 11, 2021
The Provision of the Christ
Jordan Coros
Various Scriptures

Matthew 6:8

As a Christian, I am indwelt by the Spirit…

1) …empowered for mission (Acts 1:5, 8; Acts 2:1-4)

Pastor Todd's message from Acts 2:

Matthew 28:20
John 14:26

2) …united with the church (Ephesians 4:4-8; 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19)

Unity checklist:
1. Am I serving gladly?
2. Am I connected relationally?
3. Am I ready to welcome others in?
4. Am I a pleasure to disagree with?

3) …and one with Christ (Romans 8:9-11)

John 15:26

Thus it is that while the youngest believer may seem to be in possession of all the facts concerning Christ; as years pass, through the varied disciplines of life, and the operation of an abiding communion, it is seen that the things known were hardly known and the facts recognized were imperfectly realized; and gradually and yet surely with the passing of the years, through every window, new light is streaming, and new meanings are dawning to the soul...All these things, however, are only learned as to their fullness of value, and of meaning, as the Spirit reveals them according to the demand of occasion, and the capacity of the learner.
G. Campbell Morgan