Sermon from Waverly First Baptist Church, Waverly, NY. Pastor Steve Dygert. This week is Memorial Day, and we look at the balance between pausing to remember those who went before, and looking ahead, striving to serve God.
This week on the church calendar is the Day of Pentecost. This is the day the Holy Spirit filled the disciples, and they went out into the streets preaching the gospel. 3,000 people were added to their number that day. What can we learn from that event? How can we be filled with the Holy Spirit?
This week we see Jesus In his role as High Priest, Jesus prays for his disciples that in the days to come they may be busy doing God’s work in the world. If we really want to see what's important, we can look to Jesus' final prayer for His disciples. Seek out God’s will for this world, and partner with him in the work he does for the sake of that world.
This week we look at how Peter's perspective on the Gentiles is changed by the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives. We'll learn that we should reach out to all people, no matter their status, and share the life found in Christ with them in word and deed.
This morning we look at one of the great I AM statements that Jesus gave. In John 15, Jesus said "I am the vine." What does that mean? We don't understand vineyards and caring for the vine. What would they have understand that we might miss. We'll see three important lessons from this passage.