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Life in the Spirit 09

  1. 1. Life In The Spirit! Week 9
  2. 2. What we’re about… <ul><li>Getting to know Him personally </li></ul><ul><li>Growing in fellowship with Him </li></ul><ul><li>A dynamic relationship </li></ul>
  3. 3. Take advantage… <ul><li>www.HTchurch.com/LifeInTheSpirit </li></ul><ul><li>Class Q&A </li></ul><ul><li>Read Acts 22-24 </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget to F-L-Y </li></ul>
  4. 4. Review: spiritual gifts <ul><li>Three main lists of gifts </li></ul><ul><li>in the New Testament: </li></ul><ul><li>Gifts of the Spirit – 1 Cor. 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Gifts of the Father – Romans 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Gifts of the Son – Eph. 4 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Review: spiritual gifts <ul><li>Gifts of revelation </li></ul><ul><li>Gifts of power </li></ul><ul><li>Gifts of utterance </li></ul>
  6. 6. Class Questions - 1 <ul><li>Does Acts 8:39 mean that the </li></ul><ul><li>Holy Spirit &quot;transported&quot; Philip? </li></ul><ul><li>Like Star Trek style? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Class Questions - 2 <ul><li>Should there be an expectation </li></ul><ul><li>when we pray for healing for others </li></ul><ul><li>that it should be immediate? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Class Questions - 3 <ul><li>In Acts 16: 16-18, why did </li></ul><ul><li>the spirit in the girl proclaim </li></ul><ul><li>God in Paul and Silas? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Class Questions - 4 <ul><li>Do we worship the Holy Spirit? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Class Questions - 5 <ul><li>Acts 12 says that the believers </li></ul><ul><li>were praying for Peter. </li></ul><ul><li>Do I need more people praying for me? </li></ul><ul><li>Why wouldn't my prayers be enough? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Called to be… <ul><li>… a person of the Spirit! </li></ul><ul><li>For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. (1 Cor. 12:13) </li></ul>
  12. 12. People of the Spirit <ul><li>Or… not. </li></ul><ul><li>The Bible contrasts spiritual people </li></ul><ul><li>with people of the soul </li></ul><ul><li>or people of the flesh . </li></ul>
  13. 13. Important terms in Paul <ul><li>“ Natural” or “sensual” – </li></ul><ul><li>Driven by the reasonings of the soul </li></ul><ul><li>“ Carnal” or “fleshly” – </li></ul><ul><li>Led by the desires of the flesh </li></ul>
  14. 14. The wind of God <ul><li>pneuma = </li></ul><ul><li>spirit, breath, or wind </li></ul><ul><li>pneumatikos = </li></ul><ul><li>the spiritual man </li></ul>
  15. 15. The “natural” man: 1 Cor. 2:14 <ul><li>“… the natural man does not receive the </li></ul><ul><li>things of the Spirit of God.” </li></ul><ul><li>psuche = soul </li></ul><ul><li>psuchikos = soulish </li></ul><ul><li>What is a psychic? </li></ul>
  16. 16. The carnal man <ul><li>“… the organ employed in the </li></ul><ul><li>apprehension of spiritual truth </li></ul><ul><li>characterizes the man.” </li></ul><ul><li>Who’s in the driver’s seat? </li></ul><ul><li>The Spirit, soulish mind, or the flesh? </li></ul>
  17. 17. 1 Cor. 2:9-16 <ul><li>… “ Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, </li></ul><ul><li>neither have there entered into the </li></ul><ul><li>heart of man, the things which God has </li></ul><ul><li>prepared for those who love him.” But </li></ul><ul><li>God has revealed them to us by his </li></ul><ul><li>Spirit, for the Spirit searches all things, </li></ul><ul><li>yes, the deep things of God. </li></ul>
  18. 18. 1 Cor. 2:9-16 <ul><li>For what man knows the things of a </li></ul><ul><li>man, except the spirit of man </li></ul><ul><li>which is in him? </li></ul><ul><li>Even so the things of God no </li></ul><ul><li>man knows, but the Spirit of God. </li></ul>
  19. 19. 1 Cor. 2:9-16 <ul><li>Now we have received, not the spirit </li></ul><ul><li>of the world, but the Spirit which is </li></ul><ul><li>from God, so that we might know </li></ul><ul><li>the things that are freely given to us </li></ul><ul><li>by God – </li></ul><ul><li>which things we also speak </li></ul>
  20. 20. 1 Cor. 2:9-16 <ul><li>not in the words which man's wisdom </li></ul><ul><li>teaches, but which the Holy Spirit </li></ul><ul><li>teaches, comparing spiritual things </li></ul><ul><li>with spiritual. But the natural man </li></ul><ul><li>does not receive the things </li></ul><ul><li>of the Spirit of God, for they are </li></ul><ul><li>foolishness unto him; </li></ul>
  21. 21. 1 Cor. 2:9-16 <ul><li>neither can he know them, because </li></ul><ul><li>they are spiritually discerned. But he </li></ul><ul><li>that is spiritual discerns all things, yet </li></ul><ul><li>he himself is discerned by no man. For </li></ul><ul><li>“ who has known the mind of the Lord, </li></ul><ul><li>that he may instruct Him?” But we </li></ul><ul><li>have the mind of Christ. </li></ul>
  22. 22. How to become spiritual <ul><li>Realize that God’s work is done through God’s power </li></ul><ul><li>Zech. 4:6, John 15:5 </li></ul>
  23. 23. How to become spiritual <ul><li>Realize that God’s work is done </li></ul><ul><li>through God’s power </li></ul><ul><li>2. Seek God for fresh </li></ul><ul><li>fillings of power </li></ul>
  24. 24. How to become spiritual <ul><li>Realize that God’s work is done through God’s power </li></ul><ul><li>Seek God for fresh fillings of power </li></ul><ul><li>3. Wait on God for living words of guidance and instruction </li></ul>
  25. 25. How to become spiritual <ul><li>4. Engage in Kingdom living by doing </li></ul><ul><li>the words of Jesus regardless of your </li></ul><ul><li>experience or customs. </li></ul>
  26. 26. How to become spiritual <ul><li>Do not judge situations with your natural senses </li></ul><ul><li>“… he shall not judge with the sight of </li></ul><ul><li>his eyes, nor decide with </li></ul><ul><li>the hearing of his ears…” </li></ul><ul><li>(Isa. 11:3) </li></ul>
  27. 27. How to become spiritual <ul><li>Let your actions be regulated </li></ul><ul><li>by love </li></ul>
  28. 28. How to become spiritual <ul><li>7. Renew your mind to the </li></ul><ul><li>realities and possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>of Kingdom living, and see </li></ul><ul><li>yourself as an ambassador and </li></ul><ul><li>agent of the Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>in every circumstance. </li></ul>
  29. 29. His passions & emotions <ul><li>What we can attract or lose </li></ul><ul><li>is His blessing </li></ul><ul><li>and the sense of </li></ul><ul><li>His engagement with us. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Grieving the Spirit <ul><li>Let no corrupt communication proceed </li></ul><ul><li>out of your mouth, but that which is </li></ul><ul><li>good to the use of edifying, that it may </li></ul><ul><li>minister grace unto the hearers. </li></ul><ul><li>And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, </li></ul><ul><li>whereby ye are sealed </li></ul><ul><li>unto the day of redemption. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Grieving the Spirit <ul><li>Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, </li></ul><ul><li>and clamor, and evil speaking, be put </li></ul><ul><li>away from you, with all malice: </li></ul><ul><li>and be ye kind one to another, </li></ul><ul><li>tenderhearted, forgiving one another, </li></ul><ul><li>even as God for Christ's sake hath </li></ul><ul><li>forgiven you. (Eph. 4:29-32) </li></ul>
  32. 32. Uncleanness & Immorality <ul><li>For God has not called us to </li></ul><ul><li>uncleanness, but to holiness. </li></ul><ul><li>He therefore who despises, </li></ul><ul><li>despises not man, but God, </li></ul><ul><li>who hath also given unto us </li></ul><ul><li>his Holy Spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>(1 Thess. 4:7-8) </li></ul>
  33. 33. A vengeful & vindictive heart <ul><li>But he turned, and rebuked them, </li></ul><ul><li>and said, </li></ul><ul><li>You know not what manner </li></ul><ul><li>of spirit you are of. </li></ul><ul><li>(Luke 9:55) </li></ul>
  34. 34. Resisting & Rebelling <ul><li>But they rebelled, and vexed </li></ul><ul><li>his Holy Spirit: therefore he was </li></ul><ul><li>turned to be their enemy, </li></ul><ul><li>and he fought against them. </li></ul><ul><li>(Isaiah 63:10) </li></ul>
  35. 35. How long will He strive? <ul><li>And the LORD said, </li></ul><ul><li>“ My spirit shall not always strive </li></ul><ul><li>with man, for that he also is flesh; </li></ul><ul><li>yet his days shall be a hundred </li></ul><ul><li>and twenty years.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Gen. 6:3) </li></ul>
  36. 36. Advancing ourselves <ul><li>If we live in the Spirit, </li></ul><ul><li>let us also walk in the Spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>Let us not be desirous of vain glory, </li></ul><ul><li>provoking one another, </li></ul><ul><li>envying one another. </li></ul><ul><li>(Gal 5:25-26) </li></ul>
  37. 37. Excessive Control <ul><li>Quench not the Spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>Despise not prophesyings. </li></ul><ul><li>(1 Thess. 5:19-20) </li></ul>
  38. 38. Attracting His Presence <ul><li>By walking in the fear of the Lord: </li></ul><ul><li>And the spirit of the LORD shall rest </li></ul><ul><li>upon him, the spirit of wisdom and </li></ul><ul><li>understanding, the spirit of counsel and </li></ul><ul><li>might, the spirit of knowledge and of </li></ul><ul><li>the fear of the LORD… (Isa. 11:2) </li></ul>
  39. 39. Attracting His Presence <ul><li>Through humility: </li></ul><ul><li>… to this man will I look , even to him </li></ul><ul><li>that is poor and of a contrite spirit, </li></ul><ul><li>and trembleth at my word. </li></ul><ul><li>(Isa. 66:2) </li></ul>
  40. 40. Cultivate His Presence: 2 Cor. 6:3-10 <ul><li>Giving no offence in anything, that the </li></ul><ul><li>ministry be not blamed: but in all things </li></ul><ul><li>approving ourselves as the ministers </li></ul><ul><li>of God, in much patience, in afflictions, </li></ul><ul><li>in necessities, in distresses, in stripes, </li></ul><ul><li>in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, </li></ul><ul><li>in watchings, in fastings; by pureness, </li></ul>
  41. 41. Cultivate His Presence: 2 Cor. 6:3-10 <ul><li>by knowledge, by longsuffering, by </li></ul><ul><li>kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love </li></ul><ul><li>unfeigned, by the word of truth, by the </li></ul><ul><li>power of God, by the armor of </li></ul><ul><li>righteousness on the right hand </li></ul><ul><li>and on the left, by honor and dishonor, </li></ul><ul><li>by evil report and good report: </li></ul>
  42. 42. Cultivate His Presence: 2 Cor. 6:3-10 <ul><li>as deceivers, and yet true; as </li></ul><ul><li>unknown, and yet well known; as </li></ul><ul><li>dying, and, behold, we live; as </li></ul><ul><li>chastened, and not killed; as sorrowful, </li></ul><ul><li>yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet </li></ul><ul><li>making many rich; as having nothing, </li></ul><ul><li>and yet possessing all things. </li></ul>

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