“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

23/05/2021 – Morning Service: Pentecost

Bible Readings:

John 15:26-16:15; Acts 2:1-47

Sermon Outline:

Acts 2:23 (NKJV)

23 Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death;

John 16:7–9 (NKJV)

7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. 8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 of sin, because they do not believe in Me;

I The gift of the Holy Spirit

II The work of the Holy Spirit

Shorter Catechism Q.14 What is sin?

Sin is any want (lack) of conformity unto, or transgression of, the law of God.
1 John 3:4 (NKJV)

4 Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.

III Conviction of sin is not enough

Acts 2:37–38 (NKJV)

37 Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?”

38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.