Sermon by Trent Shoemake
In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.
And it shall come to pass afterward,that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,your old men shall dream dreams,and your young men shall see visions. Even on the male and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit.
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
Embrace the extraordinary ordinary.
Are you whatever you are, to the praise of his glory?
It was God’s (Father) plan to give God (Son) , so that you could get God (Spirit).