This sermon begins with a 35th Anniversary nod to the movie that changed the culture of a country, Star Wars. The preacher posits that today more people can identify the function of the “force” than can identify with The Holy Spirit’s role in the world. What is the spirit’s function and identity? To thrill the world with Jesus. The Spirit creates faith in Jesus Christ. Citing the monograph The Holy Spirit: Shy Member of the Trinity by Bruner and Hordern, the preacher describes the Spirit as disrupter, renewer of institutions, and comforter.

The Holy Spirit: That We May Trust Jesus