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“ ..the earth was a formless void and
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darkness covered the face of the deep,
darkness covered the face of the deep,
whil...
“ ..for in Him all things in heaven and on
earth were created, things visible and
invisible…..”
(Colossians 1:16)
“ All things came into being through Him..”
(John 1:3)
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"Ruab"
In Hebrew

"Ruach"
In Greek

Both means
“breath”, “air” & “wind”
in primary usage
(CCC # 691)

"The Consoler"
"Para...
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Holy Spirit

Holy Ghost

"Advocate"

"Comforter"

Spirit of The Lord
Isaiah 61:1,Luke 4:18

Spirit of The Lord
Isaiah 61:1...
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“And He said to them, “Go
into the all the world and
proclaim the good news to
the whole creation”
Mark 16:15
“And see I a...
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“ And I will ask the Father, and He will give
you another Advocate, to be with you forever"
John 14:16
“I will not leave y...
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"When the Counselor comes,
he will convince the world
concerning sin and
righteousness and judgment“
John 5: 8-11
“If we say we have noof our generation is thatand
"The greatest sin sin, we deceive ourselves, it
the truth is not sin." (...
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Go therefore and make
disciples of all nations,
baptising them in the name
of the Father and of the Son
and of the Holy Sp...
MISSION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
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THE HOLY SPIRIT OUR ENABLER
“ … The Holy Spirit, who sanctifies the people of
God through the ministry and sacraments give...
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"I am with you always, till the end of age"
Matt 28:20
" The Holy Spirit dwells in you, you are the temple of the
Holy Spi...
Who is this Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit is the Third Person
of the Blessed Trinity.
Though really distinct, as a Person...
Nicene Creed
I believe in one God, the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I ...
Nicene Creed
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the
Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under ...
Nicene Creed
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with...
Proceed from the Father and Son
"When he, the Spirit of truth comes, he
will guide you into all truth.
For he will not s...
THE HOLY SPIRIT IN BRIEF
(C.C.C.)
742 -"Because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his
Son into our hearts, crying, ...
THE HOLY SPIRIT IN BRIEF
(C.C.C.)
745- The Son of God was consecrated as Christ (Messiah)
by the anointing of the Holy Spi...
THE HOLY SPIRIT IN BRIEF
(C.C.C.)

747- The Holy Spirit, whom Christ the
head pours out on his members,
builds, animates, ...
IT’S BREAK TIME !
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“ Jesus did
not call the
equipped
but equips
the call.”
Marge Martinez
"The battle is not of flesh and
blood"
“ For our struggle is not against
flesh and blood, but against the
rulers, against ...
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Sanctifying

Gifts
WISDOM
UNDER
STANDING

FORTITUDE

COUNSEL

7 GIFTS
OF
THE HOLY
SPIRIT
Isaiah 11:1-10

PIETY

KNOWLEDGE
...
The 7 gifts as defined by St. Thomas
Aquinas in the Summa Theologica

• Wisdom - The gift of wisdom perfects a

person's s...
• Knowledge - The gift of knowledge
perfects a person's practical reason in
matters of judgment about the truth.

• Counse...
• Fortitude - Also called "Courage." The
gift of fortitude allows people the "firmness
of mind [that] is required both in ...
• Fear of the Lord - Also called "Wonder
and Awe in God." This gift is described by
Aquinas as a fear of separating onesel...
Luke 6:47-49

Matt 7:24-27
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Charismatic

Gifts
PROPHESY
TONGUES

DELIVERANCE
CHARISMATIC
GIFTS

TEACHING

Romans 12:4-13,
1 Corinthians 12:7-11,
1 Cor...
• Variety of Gifts - same Spirit
• Variety of services - same Lord
• Variety of activities - same God
• All these are acti...
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THE BIRTH OF THE
CHURCH

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The apostles were in the room
and “And suddenly from
Heaven there came a sound
like the rush of a violent wind,
and it fil...
Morning of Pentecost
• The crowd heard the apostles
speaking in different tongues. (Acts
2:7-9).
• The crowd thought the a...
BEFORE

AFTER

In hiding

Out in the open

Afraid

Courageous

Alone

Community

Divided

United

Individualistic Shared e...
Helpless

Empowered

Dumb-founded

Sang in tongues

Looked down

In favour with people

Disillusioned

Signs & wonders

Di...
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Acts 2:42:
And they devoted themselves to

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HOW DO WE ENCOUNTER THE
HOLY SPIRIT IN OUR DAILY
LIVES?

•WORSHIP;
•WORD OF GOD;
•PRAYERS;
•SACRAMENTS;

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The point of all the sacraments is to
make us holy, to make us radiate
with God's own life, and to bring us
to heaven. Tha...
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God’s ultimate plan for us – that we may:
...attain to the whole measure of the
fullness of Christ (Eph. 4:13)
"Our greate...
"If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have
not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging
cymbal.” 1 C...
To share the Spirit with
others, we should pray for
the love of Christ to
motivate us (2 Cor 5:14),
"The Lord is the Spiri...
The Charismatic
Gifts empowers
the "Doing“
to build the
Church

The Sanctifying
Gifts roots the
"Being“
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to bear fruits
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“At the end of our lives,
we will not be judged by
how many diplomas we
have received, how much
money we have made or
how ...
“FOR WE ARE WHAT HE
HAS MADE US, CREATED
IN CHRIST JESUS TO DO
GOOD WORKS,
WHICH GOD PREPARED
BEFOREHAND TO BE OUR
WAY OF ...
“ Charisms are therefore
graces bestowed by the
Holy Spirit on certain
members of the faithful to
prepare them to contribu...
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'Twas battered and
scarred,
and the auctioneer
Thought it scarcely
worth his while
To waste much time
on the old VIOLIN,
B...
"What am I bid, good
folks?"
he cried.
"Who'll start the bidding
for me?
A dollar, a dollar –
now two, only two Two dollar...
From the room far back a
gray-haired man
Came forward and picked
up the bow;
Then wiping the dust
from
the old violin,
And...
The music ceased,
and the auctioneer,
With a voice that was
quiet and low,
Said: "What am I bid
for the old violin?"
And h...
"A thousand –
and who'll make it two?
Two thousand –
and who'll make it three?
Three thousand once and three
thousand twic...
The people
cheered,
but some of them
cried,
"We do not quite
understand.
What changed its
worth?"
The man replied:
THE TOU...
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“Here am I, the servant of the
Lord; Let it be with me
according to your word"
(Luke 1:38)

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  • MARY IS THE FIRST CHARISMATIC
  • Genesis 1:2 – While a wind from God. Swept over the face of the earth.
    The wind blows where it will. You hear the sound it makes but you do not know where it comes from, or where it goes. So it is with everyone begotten of the Spirit." —John 3:8
    “‘As the Father has sent me, so I send you’. When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them:
    ‘RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT’.” (John 20:22
  • REMEMBER JOHN 16: 4-7 AT PAGE 1218
    THE MISSION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL BEGIN AFTER THE ASCENSION
    NEVERTHELESS I TELL YOU THE TRUTH, IT IS YOUR ADVANTAGE THAT I GO AWAY,
    FOR IF I DO NOT GO AWAY, THE ADVOCATE WILL NOT COME TO YOU, BUT IF I GO, I WILL SENT HIM TO YOU.
    WHAT JESUS IS BASICALLY SAYING IS THAT THE MISSION WILL CONTINUE WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THAT WILL HAPPEN AFTER HIS ASCENSION.
  • And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth, which the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows it. But you know it, because it remains with you, and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
    (John 14: 16-18)
  • The promise and the gift of the Holy Spirit given to the Disciples.
    The mission of the Holy Spirit
    GUIDE YOU TO ALL TRUTH –
  • 1 John 1 :8 – “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”
  • THIS IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE GREAT COMMISSIONING OF THE DISCIPLES
    HE COMMISSIONED THEM FOR A MISSION
  • TO BE HIS WITNESSES TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH
  • "Since we live by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit's lead." —Galatians 5:25
  • DON’T BE CONFUSED THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT CAME ONLY AT PENTECOST
  • GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT – BREATHE ON THEM
    GENESIS- 2:7 – HE BREATHE INTO HIS NOSTRIL THE BREATH OF LIFE
    WHEN JESUS BREATHE ON THEM IN JOHN 20:22 –
    HE WAS GIVING THEM THE BREATH OF NEW LIFE
    NEW LIFE IN THE SPIRIT
  • The Holy Spirit dwells in you, you are the temple of the Holy Spirit – John 14:17 , Romans 8:11, Eph 2:21-22, 1 Cor 3:16
  • Lets look at our Nicene Creed -
  • “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore a Child to be born will be Holy; He will be called the Son of God" (Luke 1:35).
  • We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, ( Gen 2: 7) (John 20:21,22)
    “ … while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters..” - Gen 1:2
    “Jesus said to them again “Peace be with you” As the Father sent me, so I send you,
    When He said this, He breathe on them and said “Receive the Holy Spirit” John 20:21-22
  • Lets see how the Holy Spirit was involved in Jesus and His Mission on earth !
    John 16:5-11
    5 But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, `Where are you going?' 6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts. 7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 8 And when he comes, he will convince the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; 10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more; 11 concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.
  • HOW DOES HE BUILD AND ANIMATES AND SANCTIFIES THE CHURCH?
    WITH HIS GIFTS - GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
    GIFTS OF THE GIFT
    BECAUSE THEY ARE GIFTS-
    NEVER WORTHY
  • Religious,
    Saints,
    Facilitators
  • The term has, however, a narrower meaning: the spiritual graces and qualifications granted to every Christian to perform his task in the Church: "Every one hath his proper gift [charisma] from God; one after this manner, and another after that" (1 Corinthians 7:7 etc.). Lastly, in its narrowest sense, charisma is the theological term for denoting extraordinary graces given to individual Christians for the good of others
    The spiritual gifts or charisms of the Holy Ghost are of two kinds:
        1- The first, are specially intended for the sanctification of the person who receives them: The seven gifts of Is1:2-3: Wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety (godliness), and fear of the Lord.
        2- The second, more properly called charismata or charisms, are extraordinary gifts granted for the help of another, for service to the Church, except the "gift of tongues" which is "to strengthen oneself" (1Cor.14:4).    Some of these, are enumerated by St. Paul in 1Cor.12. They are 9: "The word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, faith, the grace of healing, the working of miracles, prophecy, the discerning of spirits, diverse kinds of tongues, interpretation of tongues" (I Cor.12:4-10).
  • THESE ARE THE GIFTS WE SHOULD BE STRIVING AND YEARNING FOR.
    THERE ARE THE GIFTS THAT WILL SANCTIFY AND MAKE US HOLY.
  • HOW I KNOW? NG AH OHH
  • "Always be ready to make your defence to anyone,
    who demands from you an account of the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and reverence”
    (1Peter3:15)
  • PENTECOST MEANS 50 DAYS – HERE 50 DAYS AFTER THE RESURRECTION
    Jesus ascended into Heaven after 40 days
    His ascension was witnessed by 500 people.
    The Apostles returned to the City of Jerusalem and went up to the room where they were staying and gathered to pray with Mary
  • The Disciples were frighten and gathered behind closed doors and hid from the Romans
    The sensed emptiness, abandonment and being forsaken and perhaps betrayed by their own “Master”
    For 40 days after Jesus Christ Resurrection he appeared in many ways to His disciples (John 20:19, John 21:19)
    They were still apprehensive and afraid but Jesus told them to wait for the Holy Spirit
  • AFTER PENTECOST – PROCLAIM BOLDLY
    BREKAING OF BREAD;
    FROM FISHERMEN TO APOSTLES
    FROM COWARDS TO MARTYRS
    AND NOW IN OUR PRESENT TIME?
    CHARISMATIC
  • Jesus replied, "Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.“
    John 3:4
    "How can someone be born when they are old?" Nicodemus asked. "Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother's womb to be born!"
  • -
  • ENABLE THE ENABLER;
    WHEN YOU ARE UNABLE -GOD IS ABLE;
    WHEN YOU ARE ABLE -YOU DISABLE THE ENABLER;
    BE ABLE TO ENABLE THE ENABLER;
    DON’T DISABLE THE HOLY SPIRIT
    DON’T WAIT TILL YOU ARE DISABLED SPIRITUALLY !
  • 1 Samuel 3:7-11
    7 Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord: The word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him.
    8 A third time the Lord called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.”
    Then Eli realized that the Lord was calling the boy. 9 So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
    10 The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!”
    Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”
  • The Acts of the Apostles continues down to our own day. God wants to write new chapters, with each of us — and that includes you — playing an important role. The wind is still blowing. The fire of the Holy Spirit still burns. Each of us, however, needs to let the Holy Spirit in to do his work. Each of us has to allow the Holy Spirit to bring about a similar miracle in us.
  • GROW IN THE SPIRIT – “ Do not neglect the gift that is in you” 1 Timothy 4:14-15
    NOT FOR SELF GLORIFICATION
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    1. 1. 2
    2. 2. “ ..the earth was a formless void and “ darkness covered the face of the deep, darkness covered the face of the deep, while the “Ruach”offrom God swept over while the “wind” swept sweptthe face of God over over the while the Spirit the face of the waters.”(Genesis 1:2) face of waters.” (Genesis 1:2) 1:2) the the waters.” (Genesis
    3. 3. “ ..for in Him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible…..” (Colossians 1:16)
    4. 4. “ All things came into being through Him..” (John 1:3)
    5. 5. 6
    6. 6. 7
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    11. 11. "Ruab" In Hebrew "Ruach" In Greek Both means “breath”, “air” & “wind” in primary usage (CCC # 691) "The Consoler" "Paraclete" "Paracletus" in Greek "By one side" 12
    12. 12. 13
    13. 13. Holy Spirit Holy Ghost "Advocate" "Comforter" Spirit of The Lord Isaiah 61:1,Luke 4:18 Spirit of The Lord Isaiah 61:1,Luke 4:18 Spirit of God Gen 41:38, John 4:2 14
    14. 14. 15
    15. 15. 16
    16. 16. 17
    17. 17. “And He said to them, “Go into the all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation” Mark 16:15 “And see I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from High”. Luke 24:29 18
    18. 18. 19
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    20. 20. 21
    21. 21. “ And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever" John 14:16 “I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to 22 you" John 14:18
    22. 22. 23
    23. 23. "When the Counselor comes, he will convince the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment“ John 5: 8-11
    24. 24. “If we say we have noof our generation is thatand "The greatest sin sin, we deceive ourselves, it the truth is not sin." (Pope Pius has lost all sense ofin us.” 1 John 1:8 XII 25 )
    25. 25. 26
    26. 26. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age. Matt 28:19-20 27
    27. 27. MISSION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT 28
    28. 28. 29
    29. 29. THE HOLY SPIRIT OUR ENABLER “ … The Holy Spirit, who sanctifies the people of God through the ministry and sacraments gives to the faithful special gifts as well ( 1 Cor 12:7) allotting to everyone according to His will (1 Cor 12:11). Thus may the individual, according to the gift each has received, administered it to one another and become good stewards of the manifold grace of God (1Peter 4:10) and build up thereby the whole body in charity ( Eph 4:16) (Documents of vatican II, Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, Chapter 1. para 3) 30
    30. 30. 31
    31. 31. 32
    32. 32. "I am with you always, till the end of age" Matt 28:20 " The Holy Spirit dwells in you, you are the temple of the Holy Spirit” 33 John 14:17 , Romans 8:11, Eph 2:21-22, 1 Cor 3:16
    33. 33. Who is this Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity. Though really distinct, as a Person , from the Father and the Son, He is consubstantial with Them; being God like Them, He possesses with Them one and the same Divine Essence or Nature.
    34. 34. Nicene Creed I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
    35. 35. Nicene Creed and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day, in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.
    36. 36. Nicene Creed I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen
    37. 37. Proceed from the Father and Son "When he, the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. For he will not speak on His own; but will speak what ever he hears, and He will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me; because he will take what is mine, and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that will take what is mine, and declare it to you." John 16:13-15
    38. 38. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN BRIEF (C.C.C.) 742 -"Because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, 'Abba! Father!"' (Gal 4:6). 743 -From the beginning to the end of time, whenever God sends his Son, he always sends his Spirit: their mission is conjoined and inseparable. 744 -In the fullness of time the Holy Spirit completes in Mary all the preparations for Christ's coming among the People of God. By the action of the Holy Spirit in her, the Father gives the world Emmanuel "God-with-us" (Mt 1:23).
    39. 39. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN BRIEF (C.C.C.) 745- The Son of God was consecrated as Christ (Messiah) by the anointing of the Holy Spirit at his Incarnation (cf. Ps 2:6-7). 746 -By his Death and his Resurrection, Jesus is constituted in glory as Lord and Christ (cf. Acts 2:36). From his fullness, he poured out the Holy Spirit on the apostles and the Church. 747- The Holy Spirit, whom Christ the head pours out on his members, builds, animates, and sanctifies the Church. She is the sacrament of the Holy Trinity's communion with men.
    40. 40. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN BRIEF (C.C.C.) 747- The Holy Spirit, whom Christ the head pours out on his members, builds, animates, and sanctifies the Church. She is the sacrament of the Holy Trinity's communion with men.
    41. 41. IT’S BREAK TIME ! 42
    42. 42. “ Jesus did not call the equipped but equips the call.” Marge Martinez
    43. 43. "The battle is not of flesh and blood" “ For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12
    44. 44. 46
    45. 45. Sanctifying Gifts WISDOM UNDER STANDING FORTITUDE COUNSEL 7 GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT Isaiah 11:1-10 PIETY KNOWLEDGE FEAR OF THE LORD 47
    46. 46. The 7 gifts as defined by St. Thomas Aquinas in the Summa Theologica • Wisdom - The gift of wisdom perfects a person's speculative reason in matters of judgment about the truth. • Understanding - The gift of understanding perfects a person's speculative reason in the apprehension of truth. It is the gift "whereby self-evident principles are known.” 48
    47. 47. • Knowledge - The gift of knowledge perfects a person's practical reason in matters of judgment about the truth. • Counsel - Also called "Right Judgment." The gift of counsel perfects a person's practical reason in the apprehension of truth and allows the person to respond prudently, "moved through the research of reason." 49
    48. 48. • Fortitude - Also called "Courage." The gift of fortitude allows people the "firmness of mind [that] is required both in doing good and in enduring evil, especially with regard to good or evil that are difficult." • Piety - Also called "Reverence." Piety is the gift "whereby, at the Holy Spirit's instigation,we pay worship and duty to God as our Father." 50
    49. 49. • Fear of the Lord - Also called "Wonder and Awe in God." This gift is described by Aquinas as a fear of separating oneself from God. He describes the gift as a "filial fear," like a child's fear of offending his father, rather than a "servile fear," that is, a fear of punishment. 51
    50. 50. Luke 6:47-49 Matt 7:24-27 52
    51. 51. Charismatic Gifts PROPHESY TONGUES DELIVERANCE CHARISMATIC GIFTS TEACHING Romans 12:4-13, 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, 1 Corinthians 12:28-31 WORD OF KNOWLEDGE DISCERNMENT HEALING MIRACLES 53
    52. 52. • Variety of Gifts - same Spirit • Variety of services - same Lord • Variety of activities - same God • All these are activated by one and the same Spirit • 1 Cor 12: 4-7 Gifts are not exhaustive 54
    53. 53. 55
    54. 54. 56
    55. 55. THE BIRTH OF THE CHURCH 57
    56. 56. The apostles were in the room and “And suddenly from Heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire the house where they were sitting. Divided tongues as of fire, appeared among them and a tongue rested on each one of them. All of them were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability” 58 (Acts 2:2-4).
    57. 57. Morning of Pentecost • The crowd heard the apostles speaking in different tongues. (Acts 2:7-9). • The crowd thought the apostles were drunk “filled with new wine” (Acts 2:13) • Peter stood up before the crowd and proclaimed the Good News in a loud voice. (Acts 2:14). • Three thousand people were 59 baptized that afternoon (Acts 2:41).
    58. 58. BEFORE AFTER In hiding Out in the open Afraid Courageous Alone Community Divided United Individualistic Shared everything Doubtful Confident 60
    59. 59. Helpless Empowered Dumb-founded Sang in tongues Looked down In favour with people Disillusioned Signs & wonders Dispirited Gifts of the Spirit Discouraged Hopeful Empty Filled with the Holy Spirit 61
    60. 60. 62
    61. 61. 63
    62. 62. 64
    63. 63. Acts 2:42: And they devoted themselves to 65
    64. 64. 66
    65. 65. 67
    66. 66. HOW DO WE ENCOUNTER THE HOLY SPIRIT IN OUR DAILY LIVES? •WORSHIP; •WORD OF GOD; •PRAYERS; •SACRAMENTS; 68
    67. 67. The point of all the sacraments is to make us holy, to make us radiate with God's own life, and to bring us to heaven. That is the great mission of the Holy Spirit. 69
    68. 68. 70
    69. 69. God’s ultimate plan for us – that we may: ...attain to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ (Eph. 4:13) "Our greatest wish and prayer is that you will become mature Christians." 2 Cor 13:9 …press on to maturity (Heb 6:1) 71
    70. 70. "If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.” 1 Corinthians 13:1 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but mountains have not love, I am nothing 72 1 Corinthians 13:2
    71. 71. To share the Spirit with others, we should pray for the love of Christ to motivate us (2 Cor 5:14), "The Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom" (2 Cor 3:17). 73
    72. 72. The Charismatic Gifts empowers the "Doing“ to build the Church The Sanctifying Gifts roots the "Being“ 74 to bear fruits
    73. 73. 75
    74. 74. “At the end of our lives, we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made or how many great things we have done. We will be judged by ‘I was hungry and you gave me to eat. I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless and you took me in.’” Matthew 25:35-46 76
    75. 75. “FOR WE ARE WHAT HE HAS MADE US, CREATED IN CHRIST JESUS TO DO GOOD WORKS, WHICH GOD PREPARED BEFOREHAND TO BE OUR WAY OF LIFE” EPHESIANS: 2:10 77
    76. 76. “ Charisms are therefore graces bestowed by the Holy Spirit on certain members of the faithful to prepare them to contribute to the common good of the Church.” Pope John Paul II Address to participants in the Second International Conference of Ecclesial Movements, 2 March 1987, L'Osservatore Romano English edition, 16 March 1987, 78
    77. 77. 79
    78. 78. 'Twas battered and scarred, and the auctioneer Thought it scarcely worth his while To waste much time on the old VIOLIN, But held it up with a smile. 80
    79. 79. "What am I bid, good folks?" he cried. "Who'll start the bidding for me? A dollar, a dollar – now two, only two Two dollars, and who'll make it three?" "Three dollars once, three dollars twice, Going for three“ BUT NO! 81
    80. 80. From the room far back a gray-haired man Came forward and picked up the bow; Then wiping the dust from the old violin, And tightening up all the strings, He played a melody pure and sweet, As sweet as an angel 82 sings.
    81. 81. The music ceased, and the auctioneer, With a voice that was quiet and low, Said: "What am I bid for the old violin?" And he held it up with the bow. 83
    82. 82. "A thousand – and who'll make it two? Two thousand – and who'll make it three? Three thousand once and three thousand twice And going and gone!" said he. 84
    83. 83. The people cheered, but some of them cried, "We do not quite understand. What changed its worth?" The man replied: THE TOUCH OF THE MASTER'S HAND 85
    84. 84. 86
    85. 85. “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; Let it be with me according to your word" (Luke 1:38) 87
    86. 86. 88
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