Steve DeNeff - John 14:15-20, 23; Romans 8:15-17. To every believer, Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would “be with us and would be in us,” that we would “not be orphans” but would “make our home” with Him. Yet many Christians struggle with the very problems this indwelling would resolve. One such problem is the assurance that we are Christians at all. What affect should God’s Spirit have on our capacity to love Him? How does He “testify with our spirit that we are God’s children?” This sermon will introduce the idea of religious affections, beginning with the love of God for God’s own sake.
May 1, 2017