FOR THOSE WHO ARE LOST: “When the Spirit Speaks” with Adrian Rogers

When the Spirit Speaks

John 16:7

Sermon Overview

Scripture Passage: John 16:7

There are things we will never understand until we lay down our intellectual pride and let the Holy Spirit speak to us. Only when the Spirit speaks can we understand three truths regarding who we are and what God makes us.

John 16:7 says, “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.”

First, the Holy Spirit teaches the truth about the sinner’s basic problem.

  • A man is a sinner because of what he is and what he has done. Born into this fallen world, it is in our nature to give in to sin.
  • A man is also a sinner because of what he has not done. God made us to know, love, and serve Him; when we do not do that, we are refusing Him the glory He deserves.
  • But our ultimate problem is that we are sinners for not believing, because the greatest sin is unbelief. Unbelief is the parent sin, out of which all other sins come; it is proof of man’s wickedness, and it is what separates us from God forever.

Second, the Holy Spirit shows the truth about the Savior’s bountiful provision.

  • When we believe in Jesus Christ, He changes what we are at our very core and gives us a new nature. Adrian Rogers says, “Christians are not just nicer people; they’re new creatures.”
  • He also forgives us for what we have done. Every stain, blot, or blemish of our past is washed whiter than snow, buried in the grave of God’s forgetfulness.
  • He gives us the righteousness we need in order to be saved.

Finally, the Holy Spirit proclaims the truth about Satan’s broken power.

Jesus’s death on the cross was God’s greatest victory over evil. Satan’s kingdom was crushed; he now sails a sinking ship and rules a doomed domain.

When we receive Christ, we become more like Him every day. That is what our faith is all about, and what the Holy Spirit is working within us.

Apply it to your life

Have you laid down your intellectual pride and allowed the Holy Spirit to impart things only He can show you? Understanding man’s sinful nature and the Savior’s provision, are you becoming more like Jesus? SOURCE

ADRIAN ROGERS: How to Handle Stress

Do you ever feel there’s too much to do and not enough time to do it? Many of us are emotionally fatigued, physically drained, and spiritually defeated; and the reason is stress. Stress that gap between the demands placed upon us and our ability to meet those demands. It’s not a sin to be stressed; but it is a sin to reject the help given to you to relieve you from your stress.

God offers His insurmountable strength to us so that we may learn how to handle stress. Isaiah 40:31 says, “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint.” God will help us fly in the rigors of life. A mother eagle teaches her eaglets to fly by making the nest uncomfortable. In the same way, God lovingly nudges us to the edge of our comfort zone, so that we may learn to fly. God will teach us to run in the rush of life.

There’s enough time every day to do everything God wants you to do; sometimes we have to run to get it done. We need to run like an athlete, trusting God to sustain us, so that we will not grow weary. God will aid us as we walk in the routines of life. Our greatest need is day-by-day faithfulness in the little things, steadily walking day by day in the regular humdrum times of life. Adrian Rogers says, “Do you know what victory is? It is all day, every day, hot days, cold days, dull days, bright days, good days, bad days, walking the Christian life.”

What does waiting upon God do for us? In times of adversity, we soar like an eagle. In times of opportunity, we run like an athlete. And in times of necessity, we keep walking day by day. Apply it to your life If you believe in the promises of God, you must wait upon Him. What does that mean, practically? Long for Him daily Listen to Him in your quiet time Look to Him for your every need Live for Him, dedicating your life to the service of the Lord. Spend some time waiting on the Lord today. Let His Word be your strength in times of stress. – If you would like more information, please visit our website:



This Week’s Teaching from Adrian Rogers: “When Nothing Seems to Make Sense”

Those who knew Pastor Adrian Rogers also know that he went home to be with his Savior in 2005. His sermons live on to edify the church.

Many of us do not have church homes at this time. We have met so many wonderful brothers and sisters in Christ online, from all over the world, and we correspond with them. To us, these people have become our “church” and Adrian Rogers our pastor.

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