Game Changer

Sermon from CCM Heatons


This sermon was preached by Claire Biggs at the CCM Heatons site of Christ Church Manchester on Sunday 5th June 2022.


This sermon was based on Acts 2:1-13

The Coming of the Holy Spirit

1When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

5Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. 7And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? 9Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, 11both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” 12And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”


What Holy Spirit Does

• Brings Freedom – 2 Corinth 3v17
• Seals us for the day of redemption – Ephesians 4v30
• Renews us – Titus 3v5
• Convicts of sin, righteousness and judgment – John16v7-15
• Seal us and guarantees our inheritance – Ephesians 1v13x14
• Marks us as sons of God – Romans 8v14
• Testifies with our Spirit that we are children of God – Romans 8v16
• Marks us as sons and cries ‘Abba, Father’ – Galatians 4v6
• Raised Jesus from the dead and gives us life – Romans 8v10-11
• Washes, sanctifies and justifies us by faith – 1 Corinth 6v11
• Gives us life – 2 Corinthians 3v6
• Is our guarantee – 2 Corinth 5v5

Equipping The Church with Gifts

• Words of Wisdom
• Words of Knowledge
• Faith
• Healing
• Miracles
• Prophecy
• Discernment
• Languages (tongues) and interpretation Helping others
• Encouragement Serving
• Giving
• Leading Showing mercy
• Prophets, Teachers, Pastors, Apostles, and Evangelists

Why is Holy Spirit a game changer in Our Lives?

• It’s a work of the Holy Spirit that we are saved.
• The Spirit seals and guarantees our relationship with Father God.
• The Holy Spirit is God’s presence with us and helps us.
• The Holy Spirit releases gifts and power to the church.




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