As Christians (at least, as Reformed Christians), we don’t talk about the Holy Spirit very much. We talk a lot about God the Father (he’s our creator and sustainer). And we talk a lot about Jesus Christ too (he’s our savior and Lord). But the Holy Spirit? He’s sort of the “forgotten God,” as Francis Chan calls him. That’s why, for the next ten weeks, we’re going to focus on the Spirit in this series. And we begin this series on an appropriate day. That’s because today, Pentecost, is the day we celebrate when the Holy Spirit first came. And so, that’s what we’re going to talk about: What it meant for the first Christians who received the Spirit to experience his presence, but also what it means for us as Christians today to experience his presence too.
If you’re looking to go deeper into this sermon series or would like to learn more about the Holy Spirit, I’d recommend Francis Chan’s wonderful, little book Forgotten God.