In John 14 Jesus is speaking to his disciples for one of the last times before his death. He knows he is going to leave them, and they are – rightfully – afraid of being left alone. But Jesus says, “I’m going to send somebody. And that somebody is going to help you. That somebody is going to comfort you for when I am gone. They are going to quiet down your fears. They are going to empower you and give you power that you don’t have. That somebody is going to do things you can’t do”. That somebody is the Holy Spirit.

I Believe In The Holy Spirit

Nic Kyalangalilwa delivers his sixth in a nine week sermon series unpacking the foundations of the Christian faith – working through the Apostles’ Creed, a statement of belief penned in the 4th Century AD.

The Apostles’ Creed is really the foundation of what a Christian believes.

“It’s really the foundation of what a Christian believes. This is what makes the difference between what we would call a Christian faith, and a non-Christian faith.”

This sermon looks at the sixth section which refers to the Holy Spirit. Nic focuses on three key questions: who is the Holy Spirit, what does he do, how do you get him – followed by a section on how we can apply this to our lives.

Who Is The Holy Spirit? What Does He Do?

“The Spirit of God empowers, it gives life, it gives power to serve. The Spirit of God purifies. And the Spirit of God reveals the words of God to us – it makes it clear. We understand the Bible better, we are ready to live it. The Spirit of God guides us into all righteousness. It helps us see where is it that God wants us to be. The Spirit of God provides assurance for our salvation. The Spirit of God teaches us. The Holy Spirit of God brings us together.

The question is, will you let him?”

Understanding The Apostles’ Creed

Find the other sermons in this series here:

  1. I Believe… In God, The Father Almighty
  2. I Believe… In God The Creator
  3. I Believe… In Jesus’ Incarnation
  4. I Believe… In Jesus’ Death & Resurrection
  5. I Believe… In Jesus’ Ascension & Return
  6. I Believe… In The Holy Spirit
  7. I Believe… In The Church
  8. I Believe… In The Life Everlasting

Text: John 14

Date preached: 15 May 2016

Location: Le Phare Church, Bukhavu, DRC-Congo