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Holy Hurt

January 10, 2021

God the Holy Spirit loves you and wants what is best for you. He wants to take you only places where you should go. He wants to lead you to do things that only you should do. So the question is, “What are those things that a believer or an unbeliever can do that grieves the Holy Spirit, that breaks the heart of the Holy Spirit? Because, if we love God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit like we should, then we should never want to do anything that would bring them hurt to their heart. In today’s key passage, Paul tells us several things that we must do if we do not want to grieve the Holy Spirit and bring holy hurt to the One that loves us.

Topics: Holy Spirit

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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

to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires,
and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,
and give no opportunity to the devil.
Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.
And he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”
Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.
We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,