Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 8/17/2008

Yesterday’s message was called Encouraged by the Holy Spirit, taken from Acts 9:31.

Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace. It was strengthened; and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it grew in numbers, living in the fear of the Lord. (Acts 9:31)

Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. What does it mean to be encouraged by the Holy Spirit? (John 14:16-17)
    A. The Holy Spirit comes alongside you to help.
    B. The Holy Spirit dwells within you.
    C. The Holy Spirit will never leave you.

II. How does the Holy Spirit encourage you?
    A. He teaches you God’s truth. (John 14:26)
    B. He gives you God’s peace. (John 14:27)
    C. He fills you with God’s love. (Romans 5:5)
    D. He assures you that God is your Father. (Romans 8:15-17)
    E. He gives gifts of encouragement. (Romans 12:8)

III. What are the results? (Acts 9:31)
    A. We are strengthened in the Lord.
    B. We draw closer to God.
    C. We reach out to others.

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