Now we come to message number 13. I never intended that, but message number 13 in Romans 8 series on the Holy Spirit. And we certainly welcome you who are guests to our church to the end of our series. Regrettably, some of you haven't been with us in the previous messages, so you're a little behind the curve. But that's okay. Turn to Romans 8, and while you're doing that I do want to make a comment about the worship book. There's a note about it in the Grace Today.
There have been some rather careful edits in that book that has come out in past years and some added material to it, to enrich it and update it. And perhaps the most notable thing is the final chapter in the book is on music, what is appropriate music for worship? And there are things in that chapter that are unique to the book and I just wanted to let you know that that and another brand-new chapter sort of set it apart from the past editions of it. And speaking of worship, the series that we're doing has one goal in mind and that is to help us worship the Holy Spirit as we should.
When I gave the first message and I called for worship of the Holy Spirit, after the service was over I didn't get very far until I was stopped in my tracks by someone who was outraged---outraged that I would even suggest that we ought to worship, offer praise, prayer to the Holy Spirit which points out the problem. We need to worship the Holy Spirit in the same way that we worship the Son of God and God the Father Himself....