Sermon Follow Up: Thanking God for His Spirit
Thank God for the Sending of the Holy Spirit
For the sending of the Holy Spirit to supply the want of Christ’s bodily presence, to carry on his undertaking, and to prepare things for his second coming.
We bless you that when our Lord Jesus went away, he sent us another Helper to be with us forever, even the Spirit of truth, who shall glorify the Son, for he will take what is his and declare it to us. [John 14:16-17; 16:14]
That being exalted at the right hand of God and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he poured it forth as rivers of living water. [Acts 2:33; John 7:38]
Blessed be God for the signs and wonders and various miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit, with which God bore witness to the great salvation. [Heb 2:3-4]
And blessed be God for the promise that as earthly parents, though evil, know how to give good gifts to their children, so our heavenly Father will give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him, that promised Holy Spirit who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire the possession of it. [Luke 11:13; Eph 1:13-14]