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Developing A Strong Spirit - Part 1

SPEAKER: Pastor Charlie Riley
July 3, 2021

Developing A Strong Spirit
Pastor Charlie Riley
July 3, 2021
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 

Ephesians 6:10

When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered and said,
Matthew 16:13-18

“You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
Matthew 16:13-18

Church – “ekklesia” The assembly of those who have been called out of the world and follow Christ. C.R.A.B.

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,
Ephesians 5:25

If Christ Loves His Church Should We?

Why People Don’t Like Church
Churches Hurt People
Church Is Not A Priority In My Life
I Don’t Like Organized Religion
Sin In Their Lives

And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”
John 3:19-21

“Churchgoers are like coals of fire. When they cling together, they keep the flame aglow; when they separate, they die out.”
– Billy Graham

Why I Love The Church

The Local Church is Uniquely Gifted for the Spiritual Success of Every Believer

What Should The Church’s Focus Be?

The Word

“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,
And do not return there,
But water the earth,
And make it bring forth and bud,
That it may give seed to the sower
 And bread to the eater,
11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Mevoid,
But it shall accomplish what I please, 
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
Is 55:10-11

Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Hebrews 4:11-12

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Romans 10:17

By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
Hebrews 11:3

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Hebrews 11:6

The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed.
Matthew 8:8

The Worship

Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
John 4:21-24

It Binds The Enemy
It Keeps Us Focused
It Fills Our Cup

It’s Not From The Neck Up, It’s From The Heart Out

It’s Not Something We Attend
It’s What We Become (worshipers)

I’m Not A Consumer, I’m A Contributor

The Walk and Work Of The Holy Spirit

I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
Galatians 5:16-18

And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—
John 14:16

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
John 14:26

“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.
John 16:12-16

The Working Of The Holy Spirit
Fruit – Gal 5:22
Gifts – 1 Corinthians 12:4-11

Types and Shadows Of The Old Testament
Every Male Child Must Appear:
Passover – Salvation
Pentecost – Baptism of The Holy Spirit
Tabernacles – Meeting Christ Face To Face

The Key To The Spirit Working In Our Lives

He Will Not Get In Your Way!

The Word
The Worship
The Walk