There’s a lot of excitement about ChatGPT at the moment in lots of fields. I thought I would see how this artificial intelligence social communication generator would cope as a preacher. And I used an AI image generator to make the attached picture.
So here is what I asked the interface:
“Write me a sermon in the style of a Pentecostal preacher on the subject of the Holy Spirit”
Praise the Lord! Can I get an Amen from somebody out there? Today we’re talking about the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Holy Trinity, the One who indwells us and empowers us for the work of God.
The Bible tells us that when the day of Pentecost had come, the disciples were all together in one place, and suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues, as of fire, appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Acts 2:1-4)
Friends, this is the power that is available to us today! This is the power that raised Jesus from the dead, and it’s the same power that we can access by faith through the Holy Spirit. When we receive the Holy Spirit, we receive power, not just to believe, but to live a victorious Christian life!
The Holy Spirit is the One who guides us into all truth. He is the One who intercedes for us when we don’t know how to pray. He is the One who gives us gifts and abilities for the work of ministry. He is the One who comforts us in our trials and strengthens us in our weaknesses.
And let me tell you, there is no limit to what the Holy Spirit can do in your life! When you’re filled with the Holy Spirit, you’ll be bold and confident, and you’ll be able to do things you never thought were possible. You’ll be able to witness to others, to pray for the sick, and to stand strong in the face of persecution.
So let me ask you today: Are you filled with the Holy Spirit? If not, then I encourage you to seek the Lord with all your heart and ask Him to fill you with His Spirit. And if you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then I encourage you to yield to Him, to follow His leading, and to allow Him to work through you to do great things for God.
Dear Lord, I thank You for the gift of the Holy Spirit. I thank You for the power that is available to me through the Holy Spirit. Fill me afresh with Your Spirit, Lord, and empower me for the work of Your Kingdom. Give me boldness to witness and to pray for the sick, and use me to make a difference in this world for Your glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
I will share some more examples of the output at a later stage. What do you think of this? Does it seem weird that a computer program can sound so convincing as a preacher and can even write a prayer?
What does it mean to “receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” ?