Pastor Erin Bird explores the importance of the Holy Spirit in the growth and effectiveness of the early Christian church, as described in the Book of Acts. He notes that the Holy Spirit is often neglected or misunderstood in contemporary Christianity, and argues that the church cannot truly flourish without the Holy Spirit's power and guidance.
Erin then goes on to describe the various ways in which the Holy Spirit is depicted in Acts, including as a source of power and boldness for the apostles, as a guide for decision-making, and as a means of bringing unity to the diverse members of the early church. He also notes that the Holy Spirit's presence often results in miraculous signs and wonders, which serve to authenticate the message of the gospel.
Throughout the sermon, Erin emphasizes the importance of believers seeking the Holy Spirit's guidance and empowerment in their own lives, as well as in the life of the church as a whole. He encourages listeners to cultivate a deep relationship with the Holy Spirit through prayer, worship, and study of the Scriptures. Ultimately, the speaker argues, the Holy Spirit is the "star" of the church, and it is only through His power that the church can truly be effective in fulfilling its mission to make disciples of all nations.