20th May 2018 – Three point sermon:

May 18, 2018 Pastor Matt Bishop

John 14:26 tells us the Holy Spirit is the great teacher of the church.  Not any topic, but the essential topic: Jesus Christ.  Somewhere along the line I picked up that most people can handle three points at  a time.  No surprises then that Jesus, although on no less than the night before he died (think about that – pretty important hey?), ‘preached’ a three point sermon to his disciples about the role of the Holy Spirit.  It was that post Christ’s resurrection and ascension, the Holy Spirit  ‘… will prove the world wrong about sin and righteousness and judgement: about sin, because they do not believe in me; about righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer;  about judgement, because the ruler of this world has been condemned’ (John 16:8-11 – NRSV).  What better idea for a sermon?  After all, it is basis of how we know what we do about the love of God that has been poured out upon us in Jesus our