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The Power Of The Spirit


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The Power Of The Spirit

  1. 1. SESSION SIX<br />The Power of the Spirit<br />
  2. 2. God’s Empowering Presence<br />Rediscovering the Power of the Spirit<br />QUESTIONS TO EXPLORE<br /><ul><li> Who is the Holy Spirit?
  3. 3. What does the Holy Spirit do?
  4. 4. How do we live Spirit-empowered lives?</li></li></ul><li>Who is the Holy Spirit?<br />
  5. 5. Who is the Holy Spirit?<br /><ul><li> The Spirit was present at creation.
  6. 6. He came on particular people at </li></ul> particular times for particular tasks.<br /><ul><li>He was promised by the Father.
  7. 7. John the Baptist links Him with Jesus.
  8. 8. Jesus predicted His presence.</li></li></ul><li>Who is the Holy Spirit?<br />In Christian theology, the Holy Spirit, <br />as the third Person of the Trinity, <br />is co-equal with the Father and the Son.<br />Augustine of Hippo<br /><br />The Holy Spirit is the bond of love between the Father and the Son. <br />
  9. 9. What does the Holy Spirit do?<br />
  10. 10. Sons & Daughters of God<br />Romans 8:14-17 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. 15 For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, &quot;Abba! Father!&quot; 16 it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ-- if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.<br />
  11. 11. Sons & Daughters of God<br />The Spirit enables us to live <br />as sons and daughters of God!<br /><ul><li>Highest Privilege
  12. 12. Closest Intimacy
  13. 13. Deepest Experience
  14. 14. Greatest Security </li></li></ul><li>Developing the Relationship<br />Through the Spirit we grow and develop in our new life and new relationship with God!<br /><ul><li>The Spirit helps us pray.
  15. 15. The Spirit helps us understand God’s Word. </li></li></ul><li>The Family Likeness<br />As we spend time in the presence of God, the Spirit of God transforms us!<br /><ul><li>The Fruit of the Spirit</li></ul>Love Patience Faithfulness<br /> Joy Kindness Gentleness<br />Peace Generosity Self-control<br />
  16. 16. Unity in the Family<br />The same Holy Spirit live in all Christians, wherever they are, whatever their denomination, background, color, or race. The same Spirit is in every child of God, and His desire is that we should be united. <br />
  17. 17. Unity in the Family<br />“Make every effort to keep the UNITY OF THE SPIRIT through the bond of peace.”<br /> - Ephesians 4:3<br />“There is ONE body and ONE Spirit, ONE hope, …ONE Lord, ONE faith, ONE baptism, ONE God and Father of all…”<br /> - Ephesians 4:4-6<br />
  18. 18. Gifts for all the Children<br />FAITH HOPE LOVE <br />Romans 12<br />Prophecy<br />Ministry<br />Teaching<br />Exhortation<br />Generosity<br />Leadership<br />Compassion<br />1 Corinthians 12<br />Wisdom<br />Knowledge<br />Faith<br />Healing<br />Miracles<br />Prophecy<br />Discernment<br />Tongues<br />Interpretation of Tongues<br />
  19. 19. The Growing Family<br />The Spirit of God gives us both the desire and the ability to tell others about Jesus.<br />“You will receive POWER when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”<br /> - Acts 1:8<br />
  20. 20. How do we live<br />Spirit-empowered lives?<br />