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Vintage great adventure_part1_2.10.13

  1. 1. “The merchant of death is dead.” (1888)
  2. 2. The Nobel Prize
  3. 3. dunamisdynamisdynamite
  4. 4. 1. Spiritual THE KINGDOM Established & empowered by the Holy Spirit OF GOD IS…2. Powerful Not financial, legal, political or militant3. Truthful We know something & Someone & testify to it & Him4. Global All nations, regions, languages & people groups
  5. 5. EPHESIANS 5:18Do not get drunk on wine…Instead, be filled* with the Spirit…(lit. “keep on being filled, over & over again)
  6. 6. Tuesday, February 26th8:30 – 10:00pmThe Godsey’s
  7. 7. QUESTIONS TOCONSIDERAre you FILLED with the Holy Spirit?Do you WANT to be filled? If not, WHY not? If so, have you ASKED?
  8. 8. ACTS 1:1-3In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about allthat Jesus began to do & to teach until the day Hewas taken up to heaven, after giving instructionsthrough the Holy Spirit to the apostles He hadchosen. After His suffering, He presented Himselfto them & gave many convincing proofs that Hewas alive. He appeared to them over a period of 40 days & spoke about the kingdom of God.
  9. 9. ACTS 1:4-5On one occasion, while He was eating with them,He gave them this command: “Do not leaveJerusalem, but wait for the gift My Fatherpromised, which you have heard Me speakabout. For John baptized with water,but in a few days you will be baptizedwith the Holy Spirit.”
  10. 10. ACTS 1:6-8Then they gathered around Him & asked Him,“Lord, are you at this time going to restore thekingdom to Israel?” He said to them: “It is not foryou to know the times or dates the Father hasset by His own authority. But you will receivepower when the Holy Spirit comes on you;& you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, & in all Judea & Samaria, & to the ends of the earth.”
  11. 11. ACTS 2:1-4When the day of Pentecost came, they were alltogether in one place. Suddenly a sound like theblowing of a violent wind came from heaven &filled the whole house where they were sitting.They saw what seemed to be tongues of firethat separated & came to rest on each of them.All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit & began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
  12. 12. ACTS 2:17-18, 21In the last days, God says, I will pour out My Spirit on all people.Your sons & daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.Even on My servants, both men & women, I will pour out My Spirit in those days, & they will prophesy…And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. (Joel 2:28, 29 & 32)
  13. 13. THE ROLE OF THEParaklete = paraklete HOLY SPIRIT…a helper; presence of Jesus sent to live in us
  14. 14. 1. INSTRUCTS/TEACHES US THE ROLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT… He points us to God’s Word
  15. 15. 1. INSTRUCTS/TEACHES US THE ROLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT… He points us to God’s Word2. LEADS/GUIDES US He directs us in God’s ways
  16. 16. 1. INSTRUCTS/TEACHES US THE ROLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT… He points us to God’s Word2. LEADS/GUIDES US He directs us in God’s ways3. REMINDS US He helps us recall God’s work in our lives, etc.
  17. 17. 1. INSTRUCTS/TEACHES US THE ROLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT… He points us to God’s Word2. LEADS/GUIDES US He directs us in God’s ways3. REMINDS US He helps us recall God’s work in our lives, etc.4. EMPOWERS US He fills us to be His witnesses & show His wonders
  18. 18. 1. INSTRUCTS/TEACHES US THE ROLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT… He points us to God’s Word2. LEADS/GUIDES US He directs us in God’s ways3. REMINDS US He helps us recall God’s work in our lives, etc.4. EMPOWERS US He fills us to be His witnesses & show His wonders5. SUSTAINS US He provides God’s strength in the midst of weakness
  19. 19. 2 CORINTHIANS 7:7-9But we have this treasure in jars of clay to showthat this all-surpassing power is from God &not from us. We are hard pressed on every side,but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down,but not destroyed…
  20. 20. 2 CORINTHIANS 11:22-30Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites?So am I. Are they Abraham’s descendants?So am I. Are they servants of Christ?...I am more. I have worked much harder,been in prison more frequently,been flogged more severely, & been exposed to death again & again… Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one…
  21. 21. 2 CORINTHIANS 11:22-30Three times I was beaten with rods, once I waspelted with stones, three times I wasshipwrecked, I spent a night & a dayin the open sea, I have been constantly onthe move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country & at sea;
  22. 22. 2 CORINTHIANS 11:22-30& in danger from false believers. I have labored& toiled & have often gone without sleep;I have known hunger & thirst & have oftengone without food; I have been cold & naked.Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches. Who is weak, & I do not feel weak?... If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.
  23. 23. QUESTIONS TOCONSIDERAre you FILLED with the Holy Spirit?Do you WANT to be filled? If not, WHY not? If so, have you ASKED?

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