Fire Out

January 17, 2021

As believers, we have a fire burning in us that is the Holy Spirit. As we live the Spirit-filled life, we are to be shining the light of Jesus to other people. There are things that we can do individually, as believers and together as a church, that will put out the Spirit’s fire and turn out the Spirit’s light. That is why we should not grieve the Holy Spirit by hurting His feelings nor should we quench the Holy Spirit smothering the fire. There is a difference between grieving the Spirit and quenching the Spirit. Here is the difference. We grieve the Holy Spirit by what we do to Him. We quench the Holy Spirit by what we refuse to let Him do through us. To put it another way, we grieve the Holy Spirit by doing what He tells us not to do. We quench the Holy Spirit by not doing what He tells us to do. So in this message, I want to share with you some things we must do, that the Spirit wants us to do, that to fail to do, would quench the Holy Spirit.

Topics: Holy Spirit

In this series

Holy Who?

The Holy Spirit is mysterious... even to most Christ-followers. Who is He, and how does He interact with us each day? How do we know when the Holy Spirit is talking to us. What does it mean to grieve the Spirit, or to quench the Spirit, or to be baptized in the Spirit? Join Pastor Merritt as we dive into the Bible to learn Who the Holy Spirit is and how we can live more like Jesus every day through Him.

Bible Reference

Rejoice always,
pray without ceasing,
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Do not quench the Spirit.
Do not despise prophecies,
but test everything; hold fast what is good.
Abstain from every form of evil.
And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.