New Message Series: The Ghost

This Sunday at Graystone Church we begin a new message series, The Ghost.  We will spend the next 5 weeks developing a Biblical understanding of the Holy Spirit.  Many churches and Christians are on opposite extremes in their views of the Holy Spirit.   Some churches overemphasize the the role of the Spirit and some are too scared to even talk about the Holy Ghost.

How about you?  What do you believe about the Holy Spirit?  When is the last time you had an encounter with the Spirit of God?

Here are a few of the questions that we will answer over the next 5 Sundays:

Who is the Holy Spirit?

What is His role?

What does He empower us to do?

How do we access the power of the Holy Spirit?

What are the gifts of the Holy Spirit?

What are your spiritual gifts?  Are you using them?

What does it mean to be filled with the Holy Spirit?

What is baptism of the Holy Spirit?

Is there a second baptism of the Holy Spirit?

What is speaking in tongues?

Do you have to speak in tongues to be filled with the Spirit?

What is the evidence of the Holy Spirit in your life?

Do you have any questions that you would like me to answer?

9 replies »

  1. I was raised in the Church of God. I was always told when someone spoke in tongues the interpretation had to come from someone else or it was not a true word from God. Is this true? If someone interprets their own message, is it not a genuine word from God?

    • That is true. If someone speaks in tongues in a public setting (I.e. church), the Bible is clear there must be someone else present who has the gift of interpretation on tongues. If not, they are to keep it to themselves.

      • I have another question…. being slain in the spirt. How do you know if the person REALLY was really, truely touched by the Spirit or if they just “played to motion”?

      • Kellie, I don’t think being “slain in the spirit” is Biblical. I believe that Jesus heals people. And He still heals people today through the power of the Holy Spirit. But there is no example in in the Bible of where Jesus healed someone, then they “fell out”.

  2. Praying for you guys as you preach on this subject. Because of the misuse of the topic, people usually avoid it. So props to you guys for taking this on and teaching the complete Scriptures.

  3. Thanks so much for answering my questions. I have always wondered but never felt comfortable enough with my pastor to ask. I feel that I can ask you anyting and get an honest, biblical answer. 🙂

  4. Saw the church decorated on Wed night — was already impressed and awed just by what I saw. Can’t wait for the real thing.

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