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“Pudding, Praise and…the Promised Holy Spirit”

Pudding, Praise and….. the Promised Holy Spirit?

1. The Person of the Holy Spirit

He is God…

– A person, not a thing
– The third person of the Trinity (Matthew 28) *
– Spirit: Pneuma = breath, wind

He is called…

– The Spirit of God (Gen 1 v 1)
– The Spirit (Matthew 4 v 1)
– The Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1 v 21)
– The Spirit of Jesus (Phil 1 v.19)
– The Spirit of Truth (John 15 v 26)
– The Counsellor (John 15 v 26)
– The Comforter (John 15

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“Don’t Waste Your Life” (John MacDiarmid)

Talk given at Poole High School for Poole Christian Fellowship on 10 August 2017

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Reference: Ephesians 5 v 15-17

Having spent time giving some very detailed instructions as to how God wishes his people to live in the light of their salvation, Paul now zooms out to give a wide-angled view of their

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“Pudding, Praise and….Guidance” (John MacDiarmid)

Notes on: Pudding, praise and…Guidance?

First of all – we can be clear that the concept of God giving us direction and guidance is clearly in God’s word. Here are some of the clearest examples of it:
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.” Psalm 32 v8
“ Who, then, is the man that fears the LORD? He will instruct him in the way chosen for him.”

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Summer Psalms: Psalm 34 – “I Need Help” (John MacDiarmid)

Talk given by John MacDiarmid at Poole High School for PCF on Sunday morning 27 August 2017.

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We continue our series in the Psalms under the heading “Summer Psalms”.

We never reach the stage where we no longer have any need of God’s help. Spiritual maturity comes when we see how dependent we are on God. And God’s purpose

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Summer Psalms: Psalm 20 – “How Can I Pray for You” (John MacDiarmid)

Talk given by John MacDiarmid at Poole High School for PCF on Sunday morning 20 August 2017

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As we work through the Psalms all the great themes of the Bible are raised. In the context of life, the Psalmists show how the issues which are often raised doctrinally elsewhere, are woven into the fabric of their lives. Here

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Summer Psalms: Psalm 16 – “Security and Satisfaction” (John MacDiarmid)

Talk given by John MacDiarmid at Poole High School for  PCF on Sunday morning 6 August  2017

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We are spending a few weeks during the summer looking at some of the Psalms, under the heading “Summer Psalms”.

The Psalms is a book of song lyrics, written by ordinary people who experienced the same kind of battles that we

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“God’s New Society” (Part 2) (John MacDiarmid)

Reference: Ephesians 4v29 – 5v1

Sermon preached at Poole High School for Poole Christian Fellowship on 16 July 2017

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We saw last time that God intends his people to form a new society. We continue with that thought this time as we look at the next few verses in Ephesians:

Do not let any unwholesome talk come

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