This week’s Big Idea is:
God sent the Holy Spirit to help me.
This big idea is a crucial part of every Christian’s walk. Often times as Christians we believe that we are on our own. That we are constantly striving to please God and we have no help to attain this goal.
In truth we can not please God on our own. Our sinful nature strives to disagree with God. Even the Apostle Paul himself struggled with this. (Romans 7:18-20) However, WE ARE NOT ALONE. We are not orphan children abandoned in a dark and lonely world. We do have hope. We do have a father who loves us and he has provide for us. To discuss this we are hitting 3 points today.
1. The presence of God is with us.
When Jesus lived on earth, He was physically present with the disciples. When He returned to heaven, God didn’t leave us alone. He sent the Holy Spirit to come and live within us. In this way, we have the presence of God with us all the time. John 14:16 says, “And I will ask the father, and He will give you another Counselor, who will never leave you.”
2. Go to God First
We have many important decisions to make in life. People often ask their family and friends for advice and guidance. Although it is good to ask people for help, no one can give truth, wisdom, and guidance like the Holy Spirit. He is also our Comforter. In Romans 8:26 it says, “He helps us in our distress.” Sometimes we face circumstances in our lives which are disappointing, upsetting, or heart breaking. The Holy Spirit comforts us during these times.
The Holy Spirit is with us all the time. Whenever we need to call upon Him for help, He is there. God knows what you are going through at every moment and He wants to help you. No matter what you need, He is the Answer.
3. Don’t be a battery
We need to stay plugged into the power of God, rather than just try and recharge every Sunday at church. Sometimes we try to do every thing on our own, but we weren’t designed to live our lives like this. God wants us to connect with Him everyday and we can do that with the help of the Holy Spirit. When we depend upon the Holy Spirit, God allows us to have life and peace. Romans 8:6 says, “If the Holy Spirit controls your mind, there is life and peace.”