Sermons by Michael Howell

Sermons by Michael Howell

Michael Howell

Living by the Spirit

2023-11-12 AM Michael Howell from City North Baptist Church on Vimeo. We have received new life through the Spirit. What does it look like for us to live out this new life, to live by the Spirit? In today’s message we’re focusing on the Spirit’s role in helping us fight against sin, his direction and power in making us more like Christ and bearing the fruit of the Spirit.

The Sending of the Spirit

231029MHowellAM from City North Baptist Church on Vimeo. This week, we’re focusing on several key themes relating to the giving or sending of the Spirit by Jesus. Specifically, what does it mean that Jesus will “baptise with the Spirit?” and, what does Jesus teach his disciples about the ministry of the Spirit? (John 14-16).

No Barriers

Acts 8:26-40 The story of the baptism of the Ethiopian eunuch is a reminder that because of Jesus, there are no more barriers between us and God. In this story we see God overcome three barriers (1) the eunuch’s lack of understanding concerning Jesus, (2) the eunuch’s sin (3) the eunuch’s imperfect body (which excluded him from worship). There are no barriers which exist between us and God that God is not able to overcome. The eunuch’s response is to…

Joyful singing in evil times

Habakkuk 3 By the end of Habakkuk 3, through his conversation with God, the prophet has moved from his initial state of perplexity and questioning, to a state of confident joy. How? By looking ahead (2:6-20), looking back (3:2-15), and looking up (3:16-19), Habakkuk learns to confidently and joyfully trust God despite the darkness and evil that looms over him and his people.