Witness the Promise
Sunday July 8th 2018
Witnesses: The Promise and the Power
Pastor Darren Smith
United Christian Church
2851 Sevier Road
Marietta – NY 13110
Front Cover Psalm 84:1-2
The Blessedness of Dwelling in the House of God
To the Chief Musician. On[a] an instrument of Gath. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
84 How lovely [b]is Your tabernacle,
O Lord of hosts!
2 My soul longs, yes, even faints
For the courts of the Lord;
My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
Inside Cover Psalm 67:3
3 Let the peoples praise You, O God;
Let all the peoples praise You.
Call to Worship Psalm 67
God Bless America Land That I Love.
Today’s Sermon - Witnesses: The Promise and the Power
The church has the privilege to be witnesses for Christ: to know and proclaim God’s promises through the power of the Holy Spirit Luke 24:44-49
Luke 24:44-49 (NIV)
44 He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you:Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”
45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.46 He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”
1. Witness the Promises: (the content) (6-24-18)
2. Witness to People: (the recipients) (6-24-18)
3. Witness with Power: (the means)
The Holy Spirit is the promise and the power
The Holy Spirit is sent by Jesus
The Holy Spirit is a person, He is God
The Holy Spirit indwells believers
The Holy Spirit convicts unbelievers
The Holy Spirit gives new life
The Holy Spirit empowers all to witness
4. Witness the Progression: (the effects)