March 27, 2019

Resisting the Holy Ghost

Passage: Acts 7:51-54
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Bible Text: Acts 7:51-54 | Preacher: Pastor Bruce Carlson | Series: Acts: The Sent Church |
Resistance of the Holy Ghost leads to persecution.

Lashing out at all who represent God’s leadership.
Shutting down of all voices that stand for God’s help.
Closing off to all who cause an irritation in the heart.

Resistance of the Holy Ghost leads to rejection of Jesus.

Rejection of who He is.
Rejection of who He wants us to be.
Rejection of His nature in us.

Resistance of the Holy Ghost leads to rejection of the Word of God.

Denial of the authority of the Bible.
Denial of the influence of the Bible.
Denial of the preaching of the Bible.

Resistance of the Holy Ghost leads to inner anguish.

For Christians a genuine dissatisfaction with life.
An underlying irritation at the Christian life.
A doubtful spirit that victory is possible.
A bitterness that God would prompt me in such a way.

Conclusion: John 16:7-8

The Holy Ghost is our Comforter.
The Holy Ghost is our interpreter. ( Word of God and prayer)
The Holy Ghost is our director.

1 Thessalonians 5:19 Quench not the Spirit.

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