The Great Adventure and Our Great Companion

SERIES TEXT: John 10:10 | READING TEXT: John 14:15-31

The Christian life was never designed to be a “walk in the park”. In fact, it is better understood as a “trek through the jungle.” The Bible never describes our Christian experience as a playground, but rather, a battleground.

Too many people have been lied to by preachers who promised that God would give them a life of abundance, health, and prosperity if they trusted Christ. This is simply not the case. The Bible uses the following words to describe the Christian life: war (Romans 7:23), warfare (2 Corinthians 10:4), wrestle (Ephesians 6:12), fight (1 Timothy 6:12), tribulation (John 16:33), and hardness (2 Timothy 2:3). This is a far cry from the peaceful, trouble-free “gospel message” peddled by prosperity preachers today.

Were we alone to fight in this raging battle, we would have good reason for discouragement and hopelessness. But this is not the case! When we were enlisted into this battle, we were also given the greatest of companions – God Himself, living within, the third person of the Godhead- the Holy Spirit.

There is one immutable reality – all humans will at one point or another fail us. Even those with the best intentions – our fellow Christians, pastors, and friends – will not always be there when we need them. Speaking of the Holy Spirit, Jesus said, “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever” (John 14:16). Our great companion in this great adventure is none other than God Himself. He will always be there because He lives within. This is a remarkable reality, and one that should fill us with hope, joy, and peace despite the terrain that lies before us.

In this message, we will consider three important aspects as it relates to our Great Companion:

  1. The Person of the Holy Spirit
  2. The Titles of the Holy Spirit
  3. The Works of the Holy Spirit
The subject before us must be addressed carefully, reverently and biblically. The study of the Holy Spirit (Pneumatology) is one that has been severely assaulted and misrepresented today, and we must be ever so careful that we too do no“tamper with God’s Word” (2 Corinthians 4:2).
Join me as I preach a message entitled: “The Great Adventure & Our Great Companion.”