Dear Reader, if you are new here and curious, or are looking for answers immediately, please follow this link to our Start Here page: https://hewasraised.wordpress.com/about/. The Start Here page is designed as the beginning point of this website to which these further posts correspond. Thank you, and may “the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all” (2 Corinthians 13:14, NIV).
The following sermon, preached on April 23th, 2017, focuses on the often overlooked importance of Jesus’ breathing of the Holy Spirit. This sacramental act recalls the creation of human beings in Genesis. As new creations in Christ through the power of the Spirit, Christians are now empowered to live and minister in a Spirit-gifted, Spirit-enabled, and Spirit-dependent existence—even in the face of persecution.
A link to the audio is found below. Click on the link for the audio.