How to Do the Impossible

John 14:12, 16-18

Adrian Rogers

Sermon Overview

Scripture Passage: John 14:12, 16-18

In John 14:12, Jesus says, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.”

It seems impossible to think we could not only equal but also exceed the works of Jesus Christ. But if we understand the ministry of the Holy Spirit, we will know that the impossible is exactly what we are called to do.

John 14:16-17 says, “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.”

Adrian Rogers says, “The Holy Spirit is Christ in the Christian.”

The promise to do the impossible is made possible by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit has come to produce the works of Jesus. We are not our own; we belong to Christ.

When the Holy Spirit comes to live in us, He abides in us; He stays, living the Christian life through us.

Second, the Holy Spirit has come to protect the will of Jesus. The Spirit pleads the cause of Jesus, to guard His name and protect His interest in our hearts. He advocates for Jesus, representing Jesus’ rights in our lives. He does this by convicting us of our sins.

Third, through the Holy Spirit, we can perceive the words of Jesus. He opens the eyes of our hearts to understand spiritual truths we could not comprehend without Him.

Finally, the Holy Spirit is given to us to promote the worship of Jesus. The Spirit within us glorifies Jesus Christ.

Adrian Rogers says, “The mark of a Spirit-filled man is that he glorifies Jesus. A Spirit-filled man, a Spirit-filled church will make much of Jesus Christ.”

When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, we will lift Jesus high, not through miracles and signs, but through soul-winning and living holy lives.

Apply it to your life

Do you recognize the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in you? Ask the Holy Spirit to do a fresh work in you, that you would glorify Jesus by living a holy life, seeking to bring others to Him.