The Spirit’s Role in Redemption
July 19, 2015 Speaker: Brent Small
Topic: Redemption Passage: John 16:1–16:15
In this sermon podcast on John 16:1-15 , Pastor Brent unfolds the role of the Spirit in redemption as seen through Jesus teaching in the Upper Room discourse.
The Bible clearly teaches that God exists in three persons, Father, Son and Spirit. This teaching has been articulated by Theologians as the “Trinity” or “Tri-Unity.” All three persons of the Trinity, as articulated in Scripture, play an active role in many facets of God’s economy.
One facet of God’s economy is that of Redemption. In God’s unique design, all three members of the Trinity play a specific role in accomplishing God’s plan of redemption and also applying that redemption to the sinner.
Having considered both the role of the Father and Son, we now look to the role of the Spirit in redemption. In John 16, as Jesus unfolds the ministry of the Spirit to His disciples, He includes some key aspects of the Spirit’s role in redemption. In doing so, Jesus also delivers a powerful lesson to every believer concerning the persecution that he or she will face for her faith.
What is that lesson? In this message, Pastor Brent seeks to unfold the aspects of the Spirit’s role in redemption and also unpack its practical lesson on how believers encounter and withstand persecution to the glory of God.