Foundation Class Discipleship II


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Foundation Class Discipleship II

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  2. 2. DiscipleshipHoly Ghost Baptism•Post salvation, a believer must seek to be baptized in the HolySpirit – Being born again means God has made our spirit new – He has taken our human spirit and replaced it with His Holy Spirit•To grow and be effective as believers, we must be baptized inthe Holy Spirit.• The flesh limits while the Holy Spirit promises to teach,strengthen, encourage, comfort, empower – Acts 1:4-8•Promise of the Holy Ghost – Acts 2•Growth in Christ works hand-in-hand with the Holy Ghost•Paul’s Encounter – Acts 19:1-6 Discipleship II 2
  3. 3. DiscipleshipHoly Ghost Facts• Why must we be Baptized in the Holy Ghost? – To be endued with Power – Acts 1:8 – To enter into our ministry• Must we be baptized with water first? – No – Act 10:44-48• Who is the Baptizer? – Jesus – Luke 3:16• Who can be Baptized? – Every desiring believer – Luke 11:13b• What are the effects of Holy Ghost Baptism? – Supernatural Power (Gifts) – 1Cor 12:1-11 – Christian Character (Fruits) – Gal 5:22-26 Discipleship II 3
  4. 4. DiscipleshipSupernatural Power (Gifts of the Spirit)•The Holy Spirit has diverse gifts, administrations and operations•These gifts are manifested in every believer and even those that do not know Christ– 1Cor 12:1-11•The Nine Gifts of the SpiritThere are nine Gifts of the Spirit and they are broken down in three categories asfollows: Revelation Gifts Vocal Gifts Power GiftsWord of Wisdom Prophecy FaithWord of Knowledge Diverse kinds of tongues Gift of HealingDiscerning of Spirits Interpretation of tongues Gift of Miracles Discipleship II 4
  5. 5. DiscipleshipChristian Character (Fruit of the Spirit)• The spontaneous work of the Holy Spirit in us• These are the same character traits found in the nature of Jesus Christ• It is for Holiness while the gifts of the Spirit are for power – Gal 5: 22-25• The fruit of the Spirit are the by-products of Christ’s control over our lives – Matt 7: 15-23• It is an embodiment of Christian virtues – – To bear fruit, the ground of our hearts must be fertile – Rom 8:13 Discipleship II 5
  6. 6. DiscipleshipCharacteristics of the Fruit of the Spirit•ONE fruit of the Spirit with nine characteristics: – Love – Joy – Peace – Longsuffering – Gentleness – Goodness – Faith – Meekness – Temperance Discipleship II 6
  7. 7. DiscipleshipChar. Fruit of Spirit - LOVELove – Seeing the other person the way God sees him. Three types of love:• Agape – God’s love – Love to God – Love to fellow believers – Love to neighbors – Matt 22:37-39• Filial – Love between parents and children• Eros – Love between two people of opposite sex Discipleship II 7
  8. 8. DiscipleshipChar. Fruit of Spirit - JOYJoy – This is inner pleasantness which characterizes a life that is fulfilled.•Joy is not limited by circumstances – Habakkuk 3:17-18•It does not depend on circumstances – Rom 8:28•Remembering what Jesus did on the cross brings joy – Heb 12:2 Discipleship II 8
  9. 9. DiscipleshipChar. Fruit of Spirit - PEACEPeace – Peace is two-fold – John 14:27• Peace with God• Peace of God• Holy Spirit’s presence gives us peace – Phil 4:6-7• Have unwavering faith in midst of all storm – Ps 29:11 Discipleship II 9
  10. 10. DiscipleshipChar. Fruit of Spirit - LONGSUFFERINGLongsuffering – Exhibiting endurance & patience in times of provocation.•It sees one through persecution•It makes one intercede for people even when they seem hardened – 1 Thess 5:14 Discipleship II 10
  11. 11. DiscipleshipChar. Fruit of Spirit - GENTLENESSGentleness – Ability to deal with people without being harsh.• It is a gracious and considerate understanding act of kindness which stems from a tender heart.• It is not weakness - Mark 10:13-14• It forgives every time even when forgiveness is not sought for. Discipleship II 11
  12. 12. DiscipleshipChar. Fruit of Spirit - GOODNESSGoodness – Having a zeal for truth and righteousness• It is hatred for evil• It is being upright• It is being dependable• It is being generous to others.• It is benevolent – Matt 5:16 Discipleship II 12
  13. 13. DiscipleshipChar. Fruit of Spirit – Faith/Meekness/Temperance• Faith – Complete abandonment to God and an absolute dependence on Him – Eph 3:16-17• Meekness (Gentleness) – Is not stupidity or self- debasement – It is true humility, one that does not consider itself too good to do a humble task – It is contrary to pride – Eph 4:2• Temperance (Self-control) – Self that is controlled by the Holy Spirit – It is moderation in indulgence of appetites and passion – Prov 16:32 Discipleship II 13
  14. 14. DiscipleshipGift of the Spirit: Revelation – Word of WisdomThe Word of Wisdom – The supernatural manifestation of the will God which reveals to the beneficiary, in a flash, the mind and the purpose of God for the futureWhat the Word of Wisdom is NOT:• It is not human wisdom• It is not intelligence or brilliancePurpose of the gift:• It reveals something that is yet to happen• It comes for a specific or particular purpose• It brings about spectacular results – Acts 11:28-30, 1st Kings 22: 1-28• Usually operates with virtually all the other gifts Discipleship II 14
  15. 15. DiscipleshipGift of the Spirit: Revelation – Word of KnowledgeThe Word of Knowledge – The supernatural manifestation of the knowledge of God, which reveals to the beneficiary in a flash, the mind and the purposes of God for the past & present• Word of knowledge deals with the past and present but the word of wisdom deals with the future only• The Holy Spirit does not reveal everything to you but gives you a wordWhat the word knowledge is NOT:• It does not mean all of the knowledge of God• Learning and studying the Word of God do not acquire it• Manifested when no human way to know the circumstances – Joshua 7:2, 2Kings 6:8• Can be manifested through vision, inward revelation, tongues and interpretation through prophecyPurpose of the gift:• Enlightens the discouraged – 1Kings 14:18-26• Exposes hypocrisy – Acts 5: 1-5, 2Kings 5:1-5• Warns of impending danger – 2Kings 6: 8-12• Helps to recover – 1Sam. 9: 3-20.• Reveals sickness and demonic possession Discipleship II 15
  16. 16. DiscipleshipGift of the Spirit: Revelation – Discerning of SpiritDiscerning of spirits – The supernatural enablement so see,hear, taste or smell into the realms of the spiritWhat Discerning of Spirit is NOT:•It is not the ability to see faults in others – Matt.7: 1•It is not mind reading•It is not psychological insightPurpose of the gift:•Enables one to see into the spirit world – 2Kings 6:16, John 1:48•Used to discern any spirit - 1John 4:1, Acts 16:16-18•To discern evil and hypocrisy – 1Cor. 12:1-11 Discipleship II 16
  17. 17. DiscipleshipPower Working Gifts: F aithPower Working Gifts – The means by which God advertises the gospel of Jesus ChristGift of Faith – The ability to receive a little fragment of God’s faith supernaturally imparted by the Holy Spirit in a moment of need to meet a specific needTypes of Faith – There are four different types of Faith:• The natural human faith• Saving faith – Acts16: 31, Eph.2: 9• Faith as the fruit of the spirit – Gal. 5:22-23• Gift of special faith or faith as a gift of the Spirit – Gen.1: 1, Heb 11:8-10.Characteristics of faith:• The recipient looks at the situation from God’s perspective• Operates along with gifts of healing and working of miracles• Could operate through anyone who is living in the spirit• Could be released at anytime even when you are not feeling spiritualUses of Faith:• Used for supernatural blessings• Used for personal protection – Dan. 6:16-27• Used for supernatural sustenance. 1Kings 17:2-6• Used for raising the dead – 1Kings 17:23• Used to cast out evil spirits – Acts 6:16-18, Matt.17:18-20• Used to minister the Holy Spirit. Gal. 3:5 Discipleship II 17
  18. 18. DiscipleshipPower Working Gifts: Working MiraclesGift of Working of Miracles – The supernatural intervention in the ordinary course of nature and a temporary suspension of the accustomed order.Manifestation• The sun and the moon stands still Joshua 10:9-13• The floating axe head. 2Kings 6:1-7• The barrel of meal and the cruse of oil. 1Kings 17:12-16• The stilled storm. Mark 4:39 Discipleship II 18
  19. 19. DiscipleshipPower Working Gifts: HealingGift of Healing – The supernatural ability given to the recipient to cure illness and restore health without the use of natural means.• The Lord is the healer – Exodus 15:26• At least three ways in which healing can be received from God: – By personally claiming the promises of God – Psalm 103:3 Matt.8:17, 1Peter 2:24 – Through elders’ prayer of faith and anointing with oil – James 5:13-16 – Through the operation of the gift of healing Discipleship II 19
  20. 20. DiscipleshipUtterance: ProphecyProphecy – Special ability that God gives to receive and communicate an immediate message to His people through a divinely anointed utterance in a known language – 2Pet.21What the Gift is NOT:• Different from prophecies recorded in the Bible – purpose to edify, exhort and comfort believers• Cannot take the place of the written Word of GodCharacteristics:• Prophecy must edify, exhort and comfort to be from God – 1Cor. 14:3• Must not put people in bondage – Rom. 8:15• Must agree with the Scriptures• The life of the person prophesying must measure up – Matt.7:15-18• Giving prophecies does not make one a prophet.• Prophecy should be judged because it is delivered through a human vessel – 1Thess.5:20-21 Discipleship II 20