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The Holy Spirit Week 2
April 2, 2022
Who Is The Holy Spirit?
He Is Your Helper
He Lives In You
He Is My Friend
I Want To Remove Barriers That Keep Us From All That God Has For Us
2 Corinthians 13:14 MSG
The amazing grace of the Master, Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit, be with all of you.
Great Gifts In This Life
The Gift of Eternal Life
Romans 6:23 NKJV
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Receiving The Holy Spirit
In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,
The Gifts of The Holy Spirit
38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”
And it happened, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” So they said to him, “We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.”
Jesus Last Words
4 And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; 5 for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
8 But you shall receive power (dunamis 10X In Acts) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
The Holy Spirit Has Gifts For You
1 Corinthians 12:7-11
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.
The Mind of God – Word of Wisdom, Word of Knowledge, Discernment of Spirits
The Hand of God – Faith, Healing, Miracles
The Voice of God – Diversity of Tongues, Interpretation of Tongues, Prophecy
The Gifts Are Given To Everyone, For Everyone
Acts 2:15-18 NKJV
15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: 17 ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams. 18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy.
1 Peter 4:10 NLT
God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.
Every Gift of God is Unique, Important and Necessary
Romans 12:6-8 NIV
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; 7 or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; 8 he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
Someone Slips With A Plate Of Food
Preaching – That’s What Happens When You’re Not Careful
Mercy – I’m So Sorry, Are You OK?
Serving – I’ll Help You Clean That Up
Teaching – The Reason That It Fell Was Because You Had Too Much On Your Plate
Exhortation – That’s Ok, That Could Have Happened To Anyone.
Giving – Here Is Mine You’re Welcome To It.
Administration – Jim You Get The Mop.
Bob You Get The Trash Can.
Leah Fix Another Plate For Them.
I Need A Meeting To Make Sure We Know Why This Happened.
God Has Called All of Us To Minister With Our Gifts
Clergy – One Who Reads
Laity – Common People
1517 Martin Luther
Priesthood of All Believers
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
CAUTION: Gifts Are Not A Sign of Maturity But Fruit Is!
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
Love, Joy, Peace – Our Relationship To God
Long-suffering, Kindness, Goodness – Our Relationship To Ourselves
Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-control – Our Relationship To Others
And upon its hem you shall make pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet, all around its hem, and bells of gold between them all around: 34 a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the hem of the robe all around.
1 Corinthians 13:1
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.
What Were You Made For?