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Pastor Elio Marrocco's "The Empowering Of The Spirit" sermon at New Life Christian Church on May 25, 2014. You can learn more about New Life Christian Church here: http://www.newlifecc.ca

Pastor Elio Marrocco's "The Empowering Of The Spirit" sermon at New Life Christian Church on May 25, 2014. You can learn more about New Life Christian Church here: http://www.newlifecc.ca

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  • 1. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT Text: Acts 3
  • 2. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT Acts 4:5-8 “The next day the council of all the rulers and elders and teachers of religious law met in Jerusalem. Annas the high priest was there, along with Caiaphas, John, Alexander, and other relatives of the high priest…
  • 3. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT Acts 4:5-8 … They brought in the two disciples and demanded, “By what power, or in whose name, have you done this?” Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them,..
  • 4. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT Matthew 26:57-58 57 “Then the people who had arrested Jesus led him to the home of Caiaphas, the high priest, where the teachers of religious law and the elders had gathered…
  • 5. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT Matthew 26:57-58 …58 Meanwhile, Peter followed him at a distance and came to the high priest’s courtyard. He went in and sat with the guards and waited to see how it would all end.”
  • 6. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT Matthew 26:69-75 69 “Meanwhile, Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. A servant girl came over and said to him, “You were one of those with Jesus the Galilean.” …
  • 7. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT Matthew 26:69-75 …70 But Peter denied it in front of everyone. “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said.71 Later, out by the gate, another servant girl noticed him and said to those standing around, “This man was with Jesus of Nazareth.” …
  • 8. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT Matthew 26:69-75 …72 Again Peter denied it, this time with an oath. “I don’t even know the man,” he said. 73 A little later some of the other bystanders came over to Peter and said, “You must be one of them; we can tell by your Galilean accent.” …
  • 9. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT Matthew 26:69-75 … 74 Peter swore, “A curse on me if I’m lying— I don’t know the man!” And immediately the rooster crowed. 75 Suddenly, Jesus’ words flashed through Peter’s mind: “Before the rooster crows, you will deny three times that you even know me.” And he went away, weeping bitterly.
  • 10. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT They were filled with the Holy Spirit!
  • 11. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT Acts 4:8 “Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them,..”
  • 12. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT Acts 4:31 31 After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness.
  • 13. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT Acts 4:33 33 The apostles testified powerfully to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and God’s great blessing was upon them all.”
  • 14. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT They were led by the Holy Spirit.
  • 15. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT Acts 28:29 29 The Holy Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and walk along beside the carriage.” Acts 10:19 19 Meanwhile, as Peter was puzzling over the vision, the Holy Spirit said to him.
  • 16. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT Acts 13:1-2 “Among the prophets and teachers of the church at Antioch of Syria were Barnabas, Simeon (called “the black man”), Lucius (from Cyrene), Manaen (the childhood companion of King Herod Antipas), and Saul….
  • 17. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT Acts 13:1-2 …. 2 One day as these men were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Dedicate Barnabas and Saul for the special work to which I have called them.”
  • 18. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT Acts 16:7 “…but again the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them to go there.”
  • 19. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT They were empowered by the Holy Spirit.
  • 20. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT Acts 6:8 “Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed amazing miracles and signs among the people.”
  • 21. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT A.W. Tozer, “If the Holy Spirit were removed from the 1st Century church 90 percent of its activity would have ceased. If the Holy Spirit were removed from the modern church 90 percent of its activity would continue”.
  • 22. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT “Now Jesus did not do many mighty works there (Nazareth) because of their unbelief”.
  • 23. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT 1. Obey explicitly. Acts 5:32 32 We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”
  • 24. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT 1. Obey explicitly. 2. Ask continually. Luke 11:9-13 9 “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you…
  • 25. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT 1. Obey explicitly. 2. Ask continually. Luke 11:9-13 … 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened…
  • 26. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT 1. Obey explicitly. 2. Ask continually. Luke 11:9-13 … 11 “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead?12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? …
  • 27. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT 1. Obey explicitly. 2. Ask continually. Luke 11:9-13 … 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
  • 28. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT 1. Obey explicitly. 2. Ask continually. 3. Wait expectantly. Hebrews 11:6 6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
  • 29. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT 1. Obey explicitly. 2. Ask continually. 3. Wait expectantly. 4. Believe in simplicity.
  • 30. THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT NOTHING IS MORE REWARDING AND EXCITING THAN TO KNOW THAT GOD HAS USED YOU TO ACCOMPLISH HIS ETERNAL PURPOSES!