Fulwood Free Methodist Church

Talks Series - Spring/Summer 2016

TRANSFORMED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
During the spring of 2016 in both our morning and evening gatherings we will be
looking at the Holy Spirit.
In the morning we will be considering who the Holy Spirit is and why He matters.
We speak of God as our Father and Jesus as our Saviour, but to many Christians
the Holy Spirit – the third person of the Trinity – is still a bit of a mystery! He
always will be! However Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would indwell and
transform us, and the New Testament shows the Spirit in action in amazing ways.
In this six-message series we take a journey through the Bible to find out who He
is, what He does and, most importantly, how he can revolutionise our daily lives.
In our evening gatherings we will be looking at the New Testament passages
about the gifts God gives His church. Hospitality, healing, tongues and teachers –
all gifts God gives and more! We pray you will be challenged to discover what
God has given your and set free to serve Him in surprising, unexpected ways.
8th May 2016
Morning: Andrew Gardner
Evening: Transformed for Good - 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
Ian Higginbotham
15th May 2016
Morning: Three in One? What is the Trinity
Andrew Gardner
There is only One God but uniquely He exists in 3 persons - The Father,
The Son and The Holy Spirit. Not so much 1+1+1 = 3...its more like
1x1x1=1! This is a mystery and we look to the Bible to help us
understand more about it.
Evening: Finding our fit in His body - 1 Corinthians 12:12-31
Ian Clarkson
22nd May 2016
Morning: The Holy Spirit in Creation, History and the Church. What exactly does
He do?
Ian Clarkson
The Holy Spirit was there at Creation and has been at work ever since.
Jesus promised his followers the gift of the Holy Spirit to equip and
empower them. We look at some of the amazing ways the Holy Spirit
has worked over the centuries and what Jesus’ promise can mean for us
and our church today.
Evening: Transforming love - 1 Corinthians 13
Andrew Gardner

29th May 2016
Morning: Understanding the Incomprehensible. The Holy Spirit showing us Truth
Jason Buckler
The Holy Spirit has a special ministry in revealing spiritual truth, both to
believers and to those seeking after truth. Some things can be
explained and debated, whereas the deep truths of God’s salvation are
“spiritually discerned”. We look at what the Bible has to say about this,
and the implications for ourselves and the church.
Evening: Andy Barnett
5th June 2016
Morning: What is the “Fruit of the Holy Spirit”? So how will this make me different?
Ian Higginbotham
In Galatians 5:22-23 Paul talks about our having the “Fruit” of the Holy
Spirit in our lives – nine very practical and key characteristics of a
Christian life. We take time to look at this nine-fold “fruit” which can
make such a difference to our lives and relationships.
Evening: Hearing God’s Voice - 1 Corinthians 14:1-33
Andrew Gardner
12th June 2016
Morning: Spiritual Gifts – for everyone. What are the “Gifts of the Holy Spirit”?
Andrew Gardner
The Bible tells us that the Holy Spirit gives “Gifts” to each of God’s
people – some seem everyday whilst others are supernatural. What
might yours be? We look at what the Bible has to say about these gifts
and how to use them in God’s service.
Evening: Mike Faun
19th June 2016
Morning: Is this all just for Charismatics? What is being “Filled with the Holy
Spirit”?
Ian Clarkson
The Bible contains many references to people being “filled with the
Spirit” at specific times. However Jesus spoke of the Holy Spirit
indwelling and being a constant source of divine power for His
followers. How does this happen and how can we individually
experience more of God in this special way.
Evening: Growing by serving - Ephesians 4:11-16
Andrew Gardner

26th June 2016
Morning: Andrew Gardner
Evening: Set free to serve - Romans 12:1-13
Ian Clarkson
3rd July 2016
Morning: Dave Sewell
Evening: Ian Clarkson
10th July 2016
Morning: Andrew Gardner
Evening: Mark Johnstone
17th July 2016
Morning: Ian Clarkson
Evening: Andrew Gardner
24th July 2016
Morning: Andrew Gardner
Evening: Dave Sewell
ALL AGE AUGUST
31st July 2016
Morning: Nick Kenworthy
Evening: Andrew Gardner
7th August 2016
Morning: Andrew Gardner
Evening:
14th August 2016
Morning: Andrew Gardner
Evening: Dave Harrison
21st August 2016
Morning:
Evening: Ian Clarkson
28th August 2016
Morning: Ian Clarkson
Evening: Ian Higginbotham

Fulwood Free Methodist Church
Lightfoot Lane, Fulwood, Preston
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