Baptism and fullness of the Holy Spirit

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Baptism and fullness of the Holy Spirit

  1. 1. Baptism & Fullness – Holy Spirit Part 2/4 Nik Ball 8 th May 2011
  2. 3. Baptism & Fullness – Holy Spirit <ul><li>Matt 3:11 “ I baptise you with water for repentance, but the he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. ” </li></ul><ul><li>Mark 1:8 “ I have baptised you with water, but he will baptise you with the Holy Spirit ” </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 3:16 “ I baptised you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming.......He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and with fire ” </li></ul><ul><li>John 1:33 “ ....but he who sent me to baptise with water said to me, He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptises with the Holy Spirit ” </li></ul><ul><li>Acts 1:5 “ for John baptised with water, but you will be baptised with the Holy Spirit not many days from now ” </li></ul>
  3. 4. Baptism & Fullness – Holy Spirit <ul><li>It was Jesus ’ intention for all believers to be baptised with the Holy Spirit! </li></ul><ul><li>It ’ s part of the salvation package. </li></ul><ul><li>2 key points </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We are all to baptised in the Holy Spirit and experience him. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We need to continue being filled with the Holy Spirit and being led by him. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. What is baptism in the Holy Spirit? <ul><li>The word to baptise means to immerse, drench ,dip </li></ul><ul><li>The principle of baptism is about changing from one state to another. </li></ul><ul><li>Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a single event. </li></ul><ul><li>If John ’ s baptism of water was about a change of heart to follow Jesus, then Jesus ’ baptism with fire was about empowering us to follow him and worship him. </li></ul><ul><li>Baptism in the Holy Spirit is from Jesus – Luke 24:49 </li></ul><ul><li>Baptism in HS points us back to Jesus - John 15:29 </li></ul>
  5. 6. Marks of receiving the Holy Spirit <ul><li>Spiritual Gifts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prophecy – Luke 1:67-79 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speaking in Tongues – Acts 2:4, 10:46, 19:6 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Physical Experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Powerful preaching and testimony – Acts 4:8,31 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Praying out – Luke 1:41-45 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong emotions leading to – crying, joy and singing </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Marks of receiving the Holy Spirit <ul><li>Key marks, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Heart of praise – desire to worship (Acts 10:46) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Obedience – empowered to follow (Acts 5:29) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Baptism of Holy Spirit at Salvation or as a Second Event? </li></ul>
  7. 8. Definition of Baptism of Holy Spirit <ul><li>The baptism of the Holy Spirit means - the first encounter and experience of receiving the Holy Spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>Being filled with the Holy Spirit means - the ongoing receiving of the Holy Spirit. </li></ul>
  8. 9. How do you get Baptised in the Holy Spirit? <ul><li>When should you get baptised? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When you are ready.......... Don ’ t delay! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>St Bedes today......... Cell group .......... Prayer meeting 12 th May Harlequin </li></ul></ul><ul><li>With who? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RRCC ......... Elders..... Leaders ........Spirit filled believers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What needs to happen? </li></ul>
  9. 10. How do you get Baptised in the Holy Spirit? <ul><li>What needs to happen? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No exact words or format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start by preparing yourself – Prayer of repentance and forgiveness, Lord ’ s Prayer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Someone to pray for you – laying on of hands (Acts 19:6) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attitude and posture of receiving – lift hands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pray out prayers of praise and thanksgiving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be expectant and wait...... no rush........ Don ’ t force emotional response </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience can take different forms – tongues, emotions..... </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. What does it mean to be full of the Holy Spirit? <ul><li>We need to continue being filled by the Holy Spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus, Peter, Paul and just a few examples who were continually being filled. </li></ul><ul><li>Believers are not leaky vessels – we do not leak the Holy Spirit like a sieve! </li></ul><ul><li>Process of yielding more of ourselves to the God and letting the Holy Spirit lead us </li></ul>
  11. 12. Final response <ul><li>Have you been baptised by the Holy Spirit - filled for the first time? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you continuing to be filled by the Holy Spirit? </li></ul>

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