Sermons on The Holy Spirit
You are new in Christ and are made to grow. Some growth comes (super) naturally. Most growth comes by cooperation with the Holy Spirit. Effort is encouraged, but earning is not.
The early church exhibited a vibrant prayer life and dependence on the Holy Spirit. The church spread by forming disciples through the Roman world very rapidly.
Jesus ascends into Heaven with a promise to return. At the Pentecost festival, the Holy Spirit falls on disciples, helping them and us to become more like Jesus. The disciples are transformed; more people, including Gentiles, come to faith, and the church.