. . . the Indwelling Holy Spirit.
Trinity Sunday, June 7th, I preached the sermon, “We Have Something For Which They Longed.” This message had been burning in my heart for some time and many of you resonated with the biblical truths that I shared. As requested, the outline, notes, and text of my message is now posted for your spiritual encouragement. If you have any problems downloading the entire sermon in Google Documents, please email me and I forward the text to you in Word format.
We Have Something (or Someone) For Which They Longed
Pentecost Year B 2009
[Preached Trinity Sunday Year B 2009]
Rev. Canon Glenn E. Davis
ï»¿Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written,ï»¿ “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the ï»¿Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith (emphasis mine)
Gal. 3:13-14 (NKJV).
Overview: The Old Testament people of God yearned for intimacy with God: conscience-cleansing forgiveness of sin, power to obey the law, and life-changing experiences of His presence. The finished work of Christ on the Cross performed the work needed for us to experience all these truths and much more. What Old Testament men and women of faith hoped for and desired, we as New Covenant believers now know. We must not take these precious truths for granted. This sermon is about these great doctrinal truths and how we can fully experience their power and purpose.
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To believe fully in the Holy Spirit as the present and abiding and all-comprehensive gift of the New Covenant has been to many an entrance into its fullness of blessing.
Andrew Murray, The Believer’s New Covenant (Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House, 1984), 49.