This past Sunday, John MacArthur delivered a stellar sermon at his home church. I know, I know, what else is new? But this is one that you'll want to hear. Deviating a bit from his usual verse-by-verse exposition, MacArthur took the time to expose some of today's dangerous, deceptive teachings that are infiltrating the church and Christian circles. These are movements that find themselves blaspheming the Holy Spirit by the very nature of their false teaching. MacArthur then demonstrated the true doctrine of the Holy Spirit as taught to us in God's Word. This was an introductory sermon, as Dr. MacArthur intends to continue teaching on the Holy Spirit in the coming weeks. I pray you'll take the time to listen.
You can access the sermon, "The Modern Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit" here.
Something that MacArthur touched on more than once in this sermon was the idea that, "Wherever you see a work that is really the ministry of the Holy Spirit, you will see men humbled and Christ exalted." This thought really struck me. As we look at much of today's popular evangelicalism - the hip pastors, the huge screens, the spotlights on the most talented members of the "praise and worship band," we must ask ourselves: is this truly a work of the Holy Spirit? Are men being humbled and is Christ being exalted? I fear that, in many instances it is precisely the opposite.