Sermons by Dr. Francis Thandroyen

Holy Spirit: Controlled by the Holy Spirit

Date: June 12, 2022

“be filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18) is to be controlled by the Holy Spirit. This is a present continuous action and requires a believer to be (a) daily yielded to God, (b) daily in repentance with confession with godly sorrow, (c) daily allowing the word of God to richly indwell the inner man. Being controlled by the Holy Spirit empowers a believer (a) daily in spiritual battle (Spirit versus flesh) and, (b) daily in living out the person and character and conduct of Christ and in being obedient to the will of God.

Holy Spirit: Pentecost and Spiritual Gifts

Date: June 5, 2022

The outpouring of the Holy Spirit occurred at Pentecost. The power of the Holy Spirit in union with the spoken word of the gospel of salvation resulted in the addition of 3000 souls and the beginning of the church at Pentecost. Each individual believer indwelt by the Holy Spirit is given at least one spiritual gift according to the grace of God for the purpose of (a) equipping of believers for serving fellow believers, (b) building up the body of Christ and, (c) glorifying God. Each believer is tasked of being a steward or manager of their spiritual gift/s; the expression of their gift being in love.

Holy Spirit: Spiritual Power

Date: May 29, 2022

The power of the Holy Spirit is illustrated by (a) inspiration of scripture, (b) illumination of hearts, (c) regeneration of a believer, (d) indwelling presence in a believer, (e) baptism into the body of Christ, (f) sealing and giving of a pledge in a believer and, (g) filling in a believer.

Holy Spirit: Union and Ministry

Date: May 22, 2022

The Holy Spirit abides (spiritual union) with and is in a believer from salvation to eternity. The three names of the Spirit a. Helper or Advocate = spiritual defense or intercession on behalf of a believer, b. Spirit of truth: truth the essence of Godhead and, c. Holy Spirit: holiness the essence of Godhead. The Holy Spirit continues the ministry of Jesus in teaching, guiding into truth, bearing witness of Jesus and glorifying Jesus. The Holy Spirit also convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgement.

Holy Spirit: The Person

Date: May 15, 2022

The Holy Spirit is the least understood and least taught person of the Trinity. Scripture demonstrates the person of the Holy Spirit as evident by having mind, will and emotions. The Holy Spirit searches the depths of God, knows the mind of God and the will of God and communicates spiritual thoughts, spiritual knowledge, spiritual wisdom and the spiritual will of God to the mind of a born again believer of Jesus Christ. Scripture calls upon believers to have fellowship with the Holy Spirit.

Glory of God

Date: December 26, 2021

The glory of God is expressed in the person, character and nature of Jesus Christ. The cross is the ultimate expression of the glory of God on earth with reference to God the Father (His love, grace, mercy) and to Jesus Christ (His humble submission in obedience to the will and predetermined plan of God the Father). The outworking of the glory of God in the cross is salvation and eternal life to lost humanity. When born again believers live out the character of Jesus Christ, believers are glorifying God and reflecting His light. This is only able to be achieved through the ministry of the indwelling Holy Spirit.