The Spirit's Job Description (2 of 9) by Jeff Schreve

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The Spirit's Job Description (2 of 9)
Series: The Unknown God, Discovering the Person and the Power of the Holy Spirit
Jeff Schreve
John 16:7-15

I think all of us probably know about job descriptions. Definitely, if you're looking for a job, you know about job descriptions. If you're an employer, you know about job descriptions because you write those for your company to say, ''Okay, we need this position. What is this all about?'' Somebody has defined job descriptions this way: They're written statements that describe the duties, responsibilities, and important contributions and outcomes needed from a position.

Now the employer writes the job description. Somebody asked some employees to tell us in a sentence what your job really is. Here were some of the answers:

A security guard said this: ''My job is to patrol the grounds, and if I find trouble, run away and call the police.''

Lifeguard: ''My job is to insure that stupid people stay in the gene pool.'' Kind of mean. Not really true.

How about a student? We have students over here. A student said this: ''My job is to read things that don't matter; then write papers saying they do matter for points

that don't matter in order to get a job doing something totally unrelated.'' (laughter/applause) I love it. It wasn't supposed to get an ovation.

How about this: A baseball umpire: ''My job is to stand on a field and get yelled at for hours.''

College professor: ''My job is to talk and other people sleep.'' Kind of mean.

IT director: ''My job is to repeatedly fix what you repeatedly break.'' That is probably true.

Now all sorts of job descriptions and job descriptions are important. And in the Bible, God gives us the job description of the Holy Spirit. From the lips of Jesus, He told us exactly what the Holy Spirit was coming to do.

We're in a series on the Holy Spirit called The Unknown God: Discovering the Person and the Power of the Holy Spirit. And it's not that we can't know God ...


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