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1. Holy Spirit Teachings (7) - The Holy Spirit in the Life of the Believer

  • Published: 2016-12-19T05:35:54+00:00
  • Duration: 5543
  • By ZionCinema
Holy Spirit Teachings (7) - The Holy Spirit in the Life of the Believer

- with Dr. Russ Frase Jr., Founder and President of Joshua Nations and author of The Holy Spirit training manual - Produced by Nicolas Turner of Zion Cinema - Recorded at Denver Open Media studios in Denver, Colorado fall of 2016


2. Power of the Holy Spirit In the Life of the Believer-Session 1

  • Published: 2017-06-15T15:43:14+00:00
  • Duration: 3040
  • By FCF Int'l

3. Crazy Love-The Holy Spirit's Work Part Two Pastor Francis Chan

  • Published: 2010-11-28T04:24:21+00:00
  • Duration: 3142
  • By Julie Barrier
Crazy Love-The Holy Spirit's Work Part Two Pastor Francis Chan

Paul teaches us in Ephesians how the Holy Spirit works in the life of a believer, and what being "filled with the Spirit" looks like.


4. Oct 15, 12 - Call Of God And The Work Of Faith - Ps Atul Haksar

Oct 15, 12 - Call Of God And The Work Of Faith - Ps Atul Haksar

There is a call and Eternal Purpose of God in each believer's life. The Promise and faithfulness of God helps him in the call and the believer walks by faith; filled by the Holy Spirit; instructed by the Word of God. Abraham is our example.


5. Groanings Too Deep for Words (Romans 8:26-28) John MacArthur

  • Published: 2012-02-02T18:56:40+00:00
  • Duration: 3138
  • By Grace to You
Groanings Too Deep for Words (Romans 8:26-28) John MacArthur

http://www.gty.org/resources/sermons/90-425 We open the Word of God now to the eighth chapter of Romans to continue our look at life in the Holy Spirit. We have been endeavoring to bring the wonderful, blessed Holy Spirit into a clearer picture in our understanding, given the fact that much today in the evangelical church is said about the Holy Spirit, I'm afraid that most of it is a misrepresentation of His person and His work. I said at the very beginning, a bold statement, and I will repeat it that our Lord Jesus condemned the leaders of Israel for attributing the works of the Holy Spirit to Satan and in the modern Pentecostal Movement of today, the reverse is occurring where works of the devil are being attributed to the Holy Spirit. It's a very sad, sad insult, a grief to the Holy Spirit and in some cases even a blasphemy of the blessed Holy Spirit. When we worship God, we worship the Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And somehow the Holy Spirit has been trailing behind in terms of emphasis, when in reality the Holy Spirit is THE member of the Trinity most personally intimately involved in the life of a believer. We've been learning that in this eighth chapter of Romans. We find ourselves now down in the middle of the chapter and I want to read for you verses 24 through 30...verses 24 through 30. We've already looked at verses 24 and 25, but we need to read them for context. And we won't go into verses 29 and 30, but again they give us the full picture of this section. Romans 8:24, "For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope, for who hopes for what he already sees? But if we hope for what we do not see with perseverance, we wait eagerly for it....


6. Heirs of God (Romans 8:17-18) John MacArthur

  • Published: 2013-08-14T17:05:24+00:00
  • Duration: 2655
  • By Grace to You
Heirs of God (Romans 8:17-18) John MacArthur

http://www.gty.org/resources/sermons/90-421 For this morning, we want to open our Bibles again to the eighth chapter of Romans as we continue to take a look at the ministry of the Holy Spirit. I've been so blessed and so encouraged to be looking at the Holy Spirit and His ministry in the life of the believer. I am so grateful for the response that I am getting from you. Many personal responses from people who have come out of churches in the past where the Holy Spirit is insulted, where the Holy Spirit is blasphemed, where the Holy Spirit's ministry and person is misrepresented. And just wonderful to hear the refreshing, comforting and encouraging comments of folks who are starting to understand the truth about His ministry and be able to worship Him as He is to be worshiped, as He should be worshiped. And so I've been delighting just in the privilege that I've had to pull books off my shelf that I have had through the years on the person of the Holy Spirit, the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, and just go through those books. I've gone through a number of books just for my own reading, just to kind of enrich my own mind and my own heart. And kind of reset in my own mind a sound, biblical understanding in the theology of the Holy Spirit. Been very refreshing for me and it's helped me to give honor and worship to the Holy Spirit which I find myself doing kind of on a regular basis even through the day, just thanking the Holy Spirit for all that He's doing in my life. On the other side of that is to find out how the Holy Spirit has been misrepresented in the contemporary Christian church today is equally discouraging as the truth is encouraging. I did a little kind of a search the other day on the current things that are attributed to the Holy Spirit in the Charismatic Movement and maybe even extending a little bit beyond that. And I pulled together a list of things that were ministries of the Holy Spirit that basically are attributed to the Holy Spirit and His work in the life of believers....


7. The Spirit of Adoption (Romans 8:14-16) John MacArthur

  • Published: 2013-08-14T17:02:09+00:00
  • Duration: 3325
  • By Grace to You
The Spirit of Adoption (Romans 8:14-16) John MacArthur

http://www.gty.org/resources/sermons/90-420 Let's open the Word of God to the eighth chapter of the book of Romans, that beloved, wonderful treatise of the Apostle Paul on the gospel and all the aspects of it. And we're looking at Romans 8 because that's the chapter on the Holy Spirit and this would be Part 6, or message number six, in the study of the life of the Holy Spirit, life and ministry of the Holy Spirit in the believer...in the believer. What the Holy Spirit does in us. And I began this series because of all the misrepresentations of the Holy Spirit that abound in the contemporary Christian world. It is so terribly misrepresented, so insulted, so grieved, so quenched, to borrow biblical language, and so blasphemed. If you watch the current Charismatic lineup of Holy Spirit anointed people, you would have absolutely no idea what the Holy Spirit does. It seems as if they are the victims of an unholy Spirit rather than a Holy Spirit, THE Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit doesn't make people worldly, carnal, boastful, slick, unaccountable, outrageous, etc., etc. The Holy Spirit has one objective and that is to make people holy...holy. So if somebody says that he is, or she is anointed by the Holy Spirit, what should be manifest in that person is evident holiness. That's the work of the Holy Spirit. That's why He's called the Holy Spirit....


8. Stop Idolizing Your Family by Francis Chan

  • Published: 2017-05-06T20:53:34+00:00
  • Duration: 256
  • By JT
Stop Idolizing Your Family by Francis Chan

Francis Chan has a challenge for the church that is guaranteed to hit close to home. In this video, Chan explains a phenomenon he sees in the American church where married couples and parents choose to protect and focus on their own families and forsake the mission of God. Chan recalls a particular problem he saw with the believers of his generation: When they were single they were on fire and willing to be radical for the mission of God. However, when they married they became more interested in building up their own family than they were with the taking risks necessary to fulfill the mission of God. Chan refers to 1 Corinthians 7, where Paul is making the case for singleness as being more advantageous to a believer who is determined to answer his or her calling. 1 Corinthians 7:32-35 I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord's affairs--how he can please the Lord. (33) But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world--how he can please his wife-- (34) and his interests are divided. An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord's affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world--how she can please her husband. (35) I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord. The temptation we face when we marry and have children is to be so inwardly focused that our families become like idols to us. The mentality usually goes: Focus on your children when they are young, and then when they’re old enough, you can go back to ministry. But the example parents give when they do that is “let’s protect our family now. Now let’s keep us safe. Let’s find some gated community and keep them all in our house, away from all the bad people.” This is in contrast to what Scripture tells us to do: “going out in the harvest and being a worker.” This non-Scriptural mindset parents adopt is why a lot of kids ditch God when they are adults, Chan claims. As they grow, they don’t see anything real in the life of faith of their parents. Not only are you missing out on life, but we are turning away our children by the droves because our lives are not the adventure they see in Scripture and they are not experiencing the Holy Spirit.” What they are experiencing instead is what Chan calls “a Christian version of the American dream.”


9. The Indispensable Ministry of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:5-11) John MacArthur

  • Published: 2013-08-02T20:59:17+00:00
  • Duration: 3390
  • By Grace to You
The Indispensable Ministry of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:5-11) John MacArthur

http://www.gty.org/resources/sermons/90-418 Well I welcome you, this morning, to our church and to the wonderful fellowship of the people of God here. Our fellowship is around the Word of God and we are currently in a series looking at the life of the believer as impacted by the Holy Spirit. We've been saying in this somewhat brief series that the Holy Spirit perhaps the most invisible member of the Trinity in terms of people's thinking and knowledge. We all understand a lot about God, there's an awful lot of emphasis on the attributes of God and the works of God. We certainly emphasize Christ and all of His work and His person and character and His life. And just to balance out, understanding that each member of the Trinity is equally worthy with each other member of the Trinity. I want to help you to worship the Triune God in a more full way, to help you understand the true work of the Holy Spirit. But it isn't just that. It isn't, as I've been saying to you, it isn't just the fact that we have not as much a focus or concentration on the person of the Holy Spirit, though He is worthy of equal praise. It is that what is attributed to the Holy Spirit is certainly unworthy of His name. There is a blasphemy of the Holy Spirit that goes on all the time. People are more reluctant to blaspheme God the Father, or even Christ the Son, but seems to be open season on the Holy Spirit....


10. Guaranteed Glory (Romans 8:29-30) John MacArthur

  • Published: 2012-02-02T22:14:11+00:00
  • Duration: 3268
  • By Grace to You
Guaranteed Glory (Romans 8:29-30) John MacArthur

http://www.gty.org/resources/sermons/90-427 Let's open the Word of God to the eighth chapter of Romans and we're going to look...essentially we're going to look at just two verses...just two verses. But in order to set it in your mind, I want to read three verses; verses 28, 29, and 30, they really do go together. We've pretty much covered verse 28 already and at least the second half of verse 29, but I want to read them for you. Romans 8:28, "And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren. And these whom He predestined, He also called. And these whom He called, He also justified. And these whom He justified, He also glorified." Now as we have been learning, just to give you the broad picture again, I don't want to belabor this point but it is an urgent point to make. As we have been learning the gracious mighty wondrous work of the Holy Spirit on behalf of every Christian, is sufficient to motivate full hearted, joyous, grateful worship, and worship is the priority for the believer. We are first and foremost worshipers. The Father is seeking true worshipers and we are those who worship in the Spirit, according to the Apostle Paul. We are first and foremost worshipers. The object of our worship is the triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And basically speaking, we are well informed in the worship of God the Father. We understand His attributes. We understand His mighty works and we celebrate them in our expressions of worship, both individually and corporately. We're well-informed on the worship of the Son of God. We understand His life and ministry. We understand His death and His resurrection, ascension, His intercessory work, His return. We do well to worship the Son. But we don't understand fully, at least in the evangelical church, the ministry of the Holy Spirit. And consequently we do not worship the Spirit as we should and therefore we do not worship the triune God in the fullest measure that He is worthy to receive....


11. In Here - Out There

In Here - Out There

Like a skilled gardener, once the Holy Spirit takes up residence in the heart of a person, he begins to cultivate and grow God-like characteristics that benefit us. It’s a life-long partnership that destroys the effects of sin in our lives. The Spirit also equips every believer with a supernatural ability that benefits the world. Learning how to leverage that ability is one of the most life-giving things we can ever do. In this message we will look at how the Holy Spirit works in us and through us. (Galatians 5:16-26 & I Corinthians 12:1)


12. Turbulence Series // Turbulence of the Holy Spirit // 09.11.16

  • Published: 2016-09-12T16:45:05+00:00
  • Duration: 2426
  • By LifeBridgetv
Turbulence Series // Turbulence of the Holy Spirit // 09.11.16

The acts of God reveal to us the significance of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer! www.lifebridge.tv


13. The Spirit-Empowered Life of Christ (Romans 8:12-13) John MacArthur

  • Published: 2013-08-14T16:59:29+00:00
  • Duration: 2900
  • By Grace to You
The Spirit-Empowered Life of Christ (Romans 8:12-13) John MacArthur

http://www.gty.org/resources/sermons/90-419 As you know, we are in a study of the person and work of the Holy Spirit, the member of the Trinity that often gets overlooked by some and by others, things are attributed to Him which He would have nothing to do with. We started out kind of talking about contemporary blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, grieving of the Holy Spirit, quenching of the Holy Spirit, and even showing disdain toward the Holy Spirit just to kind of give you the picture of what's out there so that we know how important it is for us to have a true and correct understanding of the Holy Spirit. I want to continue our study and we are going to continue in Romans chapter 8, that's kind of our anchor passage for this. But I'm doing more than just expositing Romans 8, we've done that through the years. I'm trying to draw out of this those things that are important for us to understand about the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Why is that important? Why is that critical? Because you are as a believer the temple of the Holy Spirit. You have been baptized by the Holy Spirit, placed into the body of Christ and the Holy Spirit has subsequently taken up residence in you, lives in you. You are commanded to be filled with the Spirit, to walk in the Spirit, to manifest faithfully the gifts of the Spirit, to give honor to the Holy Spirit. It would be true to say that the very power of your spiritual life is the Holy Spirit....


14. The Gospel In Animation

  • Published: 2011-02-18T20:45:39+00:00
  • Duration: 298
  • By Brett Sartain
The Gospel In Animation

The Gospel begins with the understanding that we have been separated from God because of our sin. We’re responsible for our sin because we’ve chosen to rebel against God and His commandments. Because of our egregious acts of defiance, God owes us nothing but wrath and eternal punishment to satisfy His perfect justice. We have crossed the holy line of a holy God in which we stand naked and ashamed in every hidden or open act of sin we’ve committed. We are not just corrupt because of what we do. We are corrupt by nature to such a degree we worship ourselves, our desires and our pleasures leading to the death of everything; Death to our emotions, to our spirit and to our bodies. God initially created us perfect in His image having dignity, value, worth and purpose forever made to enjoy fellowship with Him. Because our first parents, Adam and Eve, chose to rebel against God and worship themselves they died spiritually separated from the life God intended them to have. The same defect was passed down to us. Because we’re dead in our trespasses and sins (Eph 2:1), God did something extraordinary! He sent his only Son, Jesus Christ, to this planet on the greatest rescue mission in the history of mankind. In His loving pursuit of you and me He became one of us, leaving behind His power and glory and lived as we live (Matt 1:23, Phil 2:5-7). He experienced the same problems and temptations we face and through it all committed no sin (Heb 4:15). Because God requires justice for our sin, He substituted Himself willingly on our behalf by dying the most brutal death known to man (Eph 1:7, Heb 9:22), taking upon Himself the full force of God’s wrath of which we deserved. He averted it and killed sin completely when He hung on the tree. He became our sin on the cross and took our punishment (2 Cor 5:21). That means Jesus became a rapist, murderer, liar, thief, sex addict, alcoholic, manipulator, adulterer, etc. He became what we are to set us free, paying the debt we owe while not compromising His character. Why? Because God is love and He loves you very much. He was buried in the grave and three days later rose from the dead, forever defeating sin and death, disarming and embarrassing Satan who had total control over our lives (Col 2:15). Those that accept this wonderful truth by faith, repent and turn toward Jesus, will gain eternal life now and forever, enjoying a relationship with the eternal God as His child with all of its benefits (John 1:12). Those who reject this and wish to exercise faith in “self” will be subject to the eternal torments of hell now and forever. The relationship Jesus freely offers has two benefits: First, the believer experiences a new life here and now (John 10:10). That life consists of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control (Gal 5:22-23). Second, the believer is sealed by the Holy Spirit destined to spend eternity with The Lord. Because salvation was God’s doing means it’s not dependant on our performance (Eph 2:8-9). Therefore we could never “undue” something we never did in the first place. That means there’s security in the grace which Jesus provided. It stands forever! (Rom 5:2). In summation The Gospel is person and work of Jesus Christ where God fully accomplishes salvation for us, rescuing us from judgment for sin into fellowship with Him, and then restores the creation in which we can enjoy our new life together with Him forever. You can reach out to Jesus by praying something like this: Lord Jesus Christ, I admit that I am weaker and more sinful than I ever before believed, but, through you, I am more loved and accepted than I ever dared hope. I thank you for paying my debt, bearing my punishment and offering forgiveness. I turn from my sins and receive you as Savior. Amen.


15. Battle of Spirit and Flesh - SURRENDER

  • Published: 2014-06-03T17:21:23+00:00
  • Duration: 106
  • By Tim Tolosa
Battle of Spirit and Flesh - SURRENDER

God is changing us from the inside out. He has planted the incorruptible seed of eternal life deep in the believer’s soul. We have new desires to please God. We have new hearts and a whole new love for God. And all those are factors that contribute to our ultimate growth in grace. Galatians 5:16-24 16 So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. 17 The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions. 18 But when you are directed by the Spirit, you are not under obligation to the law of Moses. 19 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. 22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. 25 Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. 26 Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another


16. Meet the Person, The Holy Spirit

  • Published: 2011-08-02T23:23:08+00:00
  • Duration: 2261
  • By Jim Tompkins
Meet the Person, The Holy Spirit

MEET THE PERSON, THE HOLY SPIRIT “Anyone who does not know the Holy Spirit as a person has not attained unto a complete and well rounded Christian experience. Any one who knows God the Father and God the Son and does not know God the Holy Spirit, has not attained unto the Christian conception of God, nor to a fully Christian experience.” R A Torrey I want you to imagine you are one of the Disciples who followed Jesus faithfully as He ministered throughout Judea and Samaria. You were a believer in Him as the Messiah. You were willing to follow Him as He set up His Kingdom. He was your everything. Then comes that horrible night when He is taken away. All you dreams are shattered as you watch as they crucify the one you thought was the Messiah of God. You join the others in hiding as you wonder what to do with your life. For three days you are in a panic. Then you hear the news. Jesus is alive! You rush over to where He is, and you see you touch, you know He is alive! But later, Jesus meets with you and tells you that He is going away. He is going to His Father. Here is what He says: Luke 24:44-49 (ESV) Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.” John 14:15-18 (ESV) “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another paraklētos, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. John 15:26-27 (ESV) “But when the paraklētos comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning. John 16:7-8 (ESV) Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the paraklētos will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: John 14:26 (ESV) But the paraklētos, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. I. The Importance of Knowing the Holy Spirit as a Person. A. Real Worship 1. Worship is meant to be Personal and Transformational. a. Theoretical worship vs. Experiential Worship b. Influenced by your perception 2. When we view the Holy Spirit as an ‘IT’, our worship is impersonal and without life changing effect a. Rob a Divine person of proper worship b. Rob a Divine person of proper love and obedience 3. We supposedly Worship the Holy Spirit every time we sing the Doxology: Praise God from whom all blessings flow, Praise Him all creatures here below, Praise Him above, ye heavenly hosts, Praise Father Son and Holy Ghost B. Growth as a Christian 1. If you see the Holy Spirit as an influence or power… a. How can I get a hold of the Holy Spirit and use it? b. How can I get More of the Holy Spirit? 2. If we see the Holy Spirit as a person… a. How can the Holy Spirit get hold of me and use me? b. How can the Holy Spirit get more of me? 3. Wrong attitudes of seeing the H.S. as an influence a. Self Confidence b. Self-exaltation c. Act as though you are superior 4. Right attitudes of Seeing the H.S. as a Divine Person Living in You a. Self-renunciation b. Self-humiliation c. Act with a sense of being a vessel for the Divine. C. To Experience the Fullness of Christ 1. Life Changing Encounter 2. The Point of Jesus in John 3 John 3:2-8 (ESV) This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” 3. We MUST EXPERIENCE God for ourselves! II. The Proof of the Person of the Holy Spirit. A. All Characteristics of Personality are attributed to the Holy Spirit 1. What Makes a Person a Person? a. Knowledge b. Feeling c. Will 2. A Person Does Not Need a Body a. We will not have our fleshly body for a long time, but we will still be a unique person. b. If you have knowledge, feelings and a will, you are a person whether you have a body or not. 3. The Bible Proves the Person of the Holy Spirit a. KNOWLEDGE. 1 Corinthians 2:11 (ESV) For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. What characteristic is ascribed? ____________________________________________ b. WILL. 1 Corinthians 12:11 (ESV) All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills. 1. The Holy Spirit gets hold of us and uses us according to His Will! 2. You cannot get hold of Him! c. PHRONEMA, MIND WILL AND EMOTIONS Romans 8:27 (ESV) And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. 1. Mind is the Greek word “phronema” which has in it all three-knowledge, feeling and will. 2. Rom 8:7 - The mind of the flesh is enmity means that the whole moral and intellectual life of the flesh is enmity against God. d. LOVE OF THE SPIRIT. Romans 15:30 (ESV) I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf 1. Not a mere influence of power 2. He is a divine person, loving us with the tenderest of love. 3. Have you thanked the Holy Spirit for His Love? e. INTELLIGENCE AND GOODNESS Nehemiah 9:20 (ESV) You gave your good Spirit to instruct them and did not withhold your manna from their mouth and gave them water for their thirst. f. A PERSON WHO GRIEVES OVER OUR SINS Ephesians 4:30 (ESV) And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 1. He Goes with us wherever we go 2. He desires us to please Him with our lives. 4. The Holy Spirit is a Person of the Trinity a. Genesis 1:26 (ESV) Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” b. Genesis 1:1-3 (ESV) In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said (The Word of God-the Logos), “Let there be light,” and there was light. c. Elohim is plural for “Gods” d. THERE IS A PLURALITY OF PERSONS IN THE ONE GODHEAD 1. Read Deuteronomy 6:4. The word for God used in “The Lord (Jehovah) our God (elohim) is one Lord” should actually be translated Gods. Elohim is a masculine plural noun used 2,600 times in the Old Testament. Why would the Holy Spirit use a plural noun to describe the ONE TRUE GOD? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________. B. Many Actions are attributed to the Holy Spirit that only a Person can perform. 1. 1 Corinthians 2:10 (ESV) these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. a. The Holy Spirit who Himself searches the deep things of God and then He reveals to us the things which He discovers. 2. Romans 8:26 (ESV) Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. a. The Holy Spirit Prays for us here on Earth b. Jesus Christ Prays for us from Heaven 3. John 14:26 (ESV) But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. a. He teaches us b. He reminds us. ______________________________________________________ 4. John 16:12-14 (ESV) “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. a. He is our personal Teacher b. He reveals to us what He hears! C. The Holy Spirit holds an Office that only a person can hold. 1. John 14:16-17 (ESV) And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. a. He is ANOTHER Comforter, just like Christ b. Not an influence, but a PERSON, who makes His Home in our lives. c. Christ is a Divine Person, and He sent ANOTHER Divine Person to take His place! d. Comforter is ‘parakletos’, “one who stand’s alongside another” e. Same as Advocate in 1 John 2:1 (if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.) f. Jesus is the one who came alongside the Boat in the midst of the storm 2. Comforter – Parakletos a. Different from parakaleo (one you call upon for comfort b. Not someone who you call upon when you need Him. c. It is His Purpose to be always at your side! d. We are indwelt, we are sealed. e. He is our Constant Companion! Would Your Life Change if You Knew the Holy Spirit as a Person? a. Insomnia b. Loneliness c. Communion of the Holy Spirit in times of loss d. Heartache e. No Fear It was New Years Eve, and we had our whole family over at a friend’s house in Blue Springs. It was after mid night, and we started to take the hour trip home to Overland Park. The weather turned nasty, and the drizzle that was falling started to freeze. We were on I-70 close to Independence, when the highway became a sheet of ice. Cars where sliding everywhere. We were only going 30 miles an hour, and were in a big conversion van. I was scared out of my mind. My wife was yelling, some of the kids were crying. All of a sudden the van started sliding. I had lost control and nothing was working to stop the van. We started sliding sideways down the highway into the cars ahead of us. I just said Lord, we are in your hands. Just when it looked like we were going to crash into a car or a guard rail, the van came to a sudden stop. We had come to a place under an overpass that had not iced up. Hallelujah! I had a quick word of praise and prayer with our family, got the van headed the right way and we slowly made our way home. It took over two hours, but I was no longer afraid, for I knew the Holy Spirit was with us. I had remembered what RA Torrey had said about a time he had to hike along a river bluff for 4 miles after midnight with no moon. Do You Know the Communion of the Holy Spirit? The point of this sermon has been one thing – to introduce you to my friend, the Holy Spirit!


17. Meet the Baptizer, The Holy Spirit

  • Published: 2011-09-19T23:04:27+00:00
  • Duration: 2477
  • By Jim Tompkins
Meet the Baptizer, The Holy Spirit

MEET THE BAPTIZER, THE HOLY SPIRIT We have met the Holy Spirit. We have seen that He is a definite person, a member of the Deity, as distinct as Jesus and God the Father. The Holy Spirit is essential to have an Abba Father Christianity.  He is our parakletos.  He is the Convictor  He is the Regenerator  He is the Satisfier We must examine now How do we get this relationship with the Holy Spirit, and what is the point of it. This message is critical if you are to have a life changing relationship with God the Father and God the Son. It involves meeting the Baptizer, the Holy Spirit. I KNOW THIS SUBJECT IS IMPORTANT George Barna, has written a new book “Maximum Faith” based on years of research and interviews with mature self-professed Christians. He goal was to discover how people’s lives are transformed through their faith and relationship with God, and what factors stop or prevent that transformations from being realized.  Four out of five self-identified Christian adults (81%) say they have made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ that is still important in their life today.  78% or three out of four self-identified Christians (78%) strongly agreed that spirituality is very important to them.  Yet, less than one out of every five self-identified Christians (18%) claims to be totally committed to investing in their own spiritual development.  About the same proportion of self-identified Christians (22%) claims to be “completely dependent upon God.” Those figures help explain why a majority of self-identified Christian adults (52%) believe that there is much more to the Christian life than what they have experienced. So I know that in this group today a majority of you are struggling in your Christian walk, struggling because you sense you are missing something in your Christian life, and struggling because there are things that hold you back and keep you from totally committing all of your life to Jesus Christ. Hopefully the Holy Spirit will use this message to open your heart to see what you have been missing, and provide you with the reasons and the desire and the way to make that full commitment. NOW I AM GOING TO ASK YOU TO DO A DIFFICULT THING. I need you to set aside your Baptist prejudices and preconceptions. I want us to look at the Scriptures with an unbiased heart and mind, and discover if this message is directly from the Holy Spirit or not. Baptist churches are uncomfortable discussing the “Baptism of the Holy Spirit”, because the truth of it has been corrupted into an emotional experience that results in speaking in tongues. This morning, I am praying that you will see the truth of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, and when you see the truth, you will desire to know the truth, and you will seek that truth for your own life. LET’S ASK FOR LIGHT I want to focus on Acts 1 as we answer 5 questions this morning. Acts 1:4-5 (ESV) And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” Acts 1:8 (ESV) But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” The Five Questions: 1. What the Baptism with the Holy Spirit is 2. What are the results of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit 3. The Necessity of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit 4. Who can be Baptized with the Holy Spirit 5. How to obtain the Baptism of the Holy Spirit ________________________________________ 1. WHAT THE BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A. Baptism is a Definite experience which you know whether you have experienced it or not.  Verse 1:4,5-You shall be baptized Acts 19:2 (ESV) And he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”  Baptism and Filling are the same in Effect Acts 2:4 (ESV) And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. FILLED: Persons to be filled with something, i.e., to be wholly imbued, affected, influenced with or by something, with the gen. of thing as with the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:15, 41, 67; Acts 2:4; 4:8, 31; 9:17; 13:9); with wrath (Luke 4:28); fear (Luke 5:26); madness (Luke 6:11). See Acts 3:10; 5:17; 13:45. Metonymically of a place (Acts 19:29; Sept.: Gen. 6:11, 13; Prov. 12:21) . B. Baptism is a work of the Holy Spirit distinct from and additional to His regenerating work  THE DISCIPLES: Already Born Again – John 15:3 John 15:3 (ESV) Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.,  Already received the Holy Spirit, but not yet Baptized John 20:22 (ESV) And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit”.  Acts 8, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit took place after salvation Acts 8:12 (ESV) But when they believed Philip as he preached good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Acts 8:14-17 (ESV) Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John, who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit, for he had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.  EVERY BELIEVER has the Holy Spirit, but not every believer has been FILLED with the Spirit.  Every Born again believer has the Holy Spirit Romans 8:9 (ESV) You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.  Paul describes what happens when we are born again Ephesians 1:13-14 (ESV) In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.  Paul Prayed that this Would happen Ephesians 3:14-19 (ESV) For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.  TIMOTHY  Faith in him through his grandmother, mother, but the Gift through the laying on of hands. 2 Timothy 1:6-7 (NKJV) Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.  You may be baptized with the Holy Spirit at Salvation  Acts 10:43-46 (ESV) To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.” While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. And the believers from among the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles. For they were hearing them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter declared, C. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is our Privilege and Birthright  Acts 2:32-33 (NKJV) This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.  Acts 2:39 (NKJV) For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call."  Spiritual Reality is not a Physical Realization  1 Corinthians 12:13 (ESV) For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body— Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.  If as in the early church the Baptism with the Holy Spirit meant something definite, then it is apparent that many Christians in the church today are born again but have not experienced the definite Baptism of the Holy Spirit  Can something this POWERFUL be ignored?  It like someone saying they did not know they were pregnant and all of a sudden a baby pops out. It is hard for us to believe that the mother did not know! D. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is always connected with and primarily for the purpose of testimony and service.  Acts 1:8 (ESV) But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”  The Baptism Of The Holy Spirit Is Not To Make Us Holy  Not To Make Us Happy, or more ‘Spiritually Powerful”  It Is To Equip And Fit Us For Service. RA Torrey makes the statement that “there is not one single passage in the Bible, either in the OT or NT, where the Baptism with the Holy Spirit is spoken of, where it is not connected with testimony or service. 2. THE RESULTS OF THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT A. Acts 1:8 – You shall receive POWER  This Power is manifested in different ways.  1 Corinthians 12:11 (ESV) All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills. B. The Baptism Results In Differing Gifts Of Service  1 Corinthians 12:4-7 (ESV) Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.  1 Corinthians 12:11 (ESV) All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.  We do not all get the same gift  Tongues is not the ultimate  Tongues has largely ceased, as the need to authenticate the message has ceased.  I am never going to say that it is no longer, for there are instances of Tongues being evident in South America and Africa, both to authenticate the messenger among the ignorant, and to bring understanding to the Word spoken.  Even in the Corinthian Church, not all spoke in tongues.  Nor does it result in being a powerful evangelist.  Nursery worker  Sunday School teacher  Gift to do crafts, work with your hands  The Baptism with the Holy Spirit is the beginning.  Add to your faith virtue, virtue knowledge  Need the Word  Need testing  Jesus after the temptation, returned in the Power of the Spirit.  We make ourselves entirely at the disposal of the Holy Spirit, for Him to chose the field of service and equip us as He desires. C. The Baptism with the Spirit gives you a power in service you never had before.  Can you imagine being renewed on the wings of Eagles.  Can you imagine a source of strength and power that overcomes being stoned, being shipwrecked, being betrayed, even having a hit put out on your life? 2 Corinthians 4:16 (KJV) For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. 3. WHO NEEDS THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND WHO CAN HAVE IT? A. The Disciples  Luke 24:45-49 (ESV) Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”  Any work for God must be done in the Power of the Holy Spirit. The Disciples had spent three years with Jesus Christ, and yet they could not begin their ministry without being Baptized in the Holy Spirit. B. Jesus Christ  Acts 10:38 (ESV) how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.  Luke 3:21-22 (ESV) Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”  Luke 4:1 (ESV) And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness  Luke 4:14 (KJV) And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.  Luke 4:18 (KJV) The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, C. New Believers  Acts 2:4, Acts 4:8, Acts 4:31-three separate occasions on which Peter was filled with the Holy Spirit. Every Child of God is under the most solemn obligation to see that he definitely receives the Holy Spirit, not merely as the regenerator, or as the indwelling presence, but as a definite enduement with power.  This filling is an ongoing process.  We need repeated fillings. 4. WHO CAN HAVE THE BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT? Acts 2:39 (ESV) For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”  Preach the Gospel not with enticing words of man’s wisdom but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power. (1 Cor 2:4)  It is not enough to preach the Gospel, not enough to preach it in simplicity, its purity.  We must preach it in the power of the Holy Spirit. 5. HOW TO OBTAIN THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT A. REPENT – Accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Acts 2:38 (ESV) And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  Rest entirely upon what Jesus did on the Cross.  There is nothing you can do to add to or increase your chances for salvation.  Religion of Two Letters vs Four Letters.  D – O Versus D- O – N - E B. REPENT – Renounce all sin. Acts 2:38 (ESV) And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. C. BE BAPTIZED  Openly Confess Jesus Christ  No Secret Believers  Public Baptism is costly D. BE OBEDIENT - Acts 5:32 – to them who obey Him. Romans 12:1 (ESV) I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. (This before the Gifts are discussed)  Heart of Obedience is in the Will  God, here I am-send me where you will.  Unconditional surrender of your will to God.  DO you trust God to want what is best for you”  What about my own son? E. YOU MUST THIRST! John 7:37-39 John 7:37-39 (ESV) On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’ ” Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. F. ASK – Luke 11:13 Luke 11:13 (ESV) If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”  Definite Prayer for a definite Blessing  Some teach that every believer has the Holy Spirit. (Rom 8:9)  SO why pray.  It is one thing to have the Holy Spirit indwelling in us way back in some dark corner of our being where we are not directly conscious of His presence, and quite another and more glorious thing to have this indwelling Spirit take entire possession of the house He inhabits, as He does when He fills us! G. FAITH – Mark 11:24 – Believe Mark 11:24 (ESV) Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.  Faith goes beyond expectation  Faith reaches out its hand and takes on the spot the very thing it asks of God.  If it is accordance with His will, He will grant it (1 Jn 5:14,15) 1 John 5:14-15 (ESV) And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.


18. Lesson 11: The Holy Spirit – Paul and the Old Testament

Lesson 11: The Holy Spirit – Paul and the Old Testament

Some might ask, “Who is the Holy Spirit?” and that would be a great question! A short answer might be the Holy Spirit is fully God, a part of the Trinity, and the source of power in the life of the believer as well as the church. It is “the Spirit of life” that “set me free from the law of sin and death” (Rom. 8:1). This set of lessons will study carefully and in depth how our knowledge of the Spirit has unfolded through the Old Testament times, the New Testament times, in church history, and even in our personal experiences! So we start our study where Paul started his -- in the Old Testament, as we unfold part one of Paul’s theology of the Holy Spirit.


19. Touching Lives with James Merritt - “Inside Scoop” 01/29/2017

  • Published: 2017-01-29T11:59:46+00:00
  • Duration: 1650
  • By Touching Lives
Touching Lives with James Merritt - “Inside Scoop” 01/29/2017

In a culture where people care more about what’s on the outside than what’s on the inside, it can be easy to forget that the greatest asset of every believer lives right on the inside of each of us. The Holy Spirit loves us, He wants to lead us into God’s best, He wants to comfort us when we’re hurting, and He wants to help us live a life of gratitude and praise. But it’s up to us accept His leadership.


20. The Armor of God: The Sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17) John MacArthur

  • Published: 2013-07-26T18:48:27+00:00
  • Duration: 3138
  • By Grace to You
The Armor of God: The Sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17) John MacArthur

http://www.gty.org/resources/sermons/90-368 In Ephesians chapter 6, we're looking at the armor of God, the believer's armor laid out for us by the Holy Spirit through the pen of the Apostle Paul. Paul has given all kinds of very foundational and important instruction in this letter to the Ephesians, instruction which has to do with living the Christian life, walking the worthy walk, as he speaks of it in chapter 4 which begins the practical section of this great epistle, the first three chapters being doctrinal. And he has laid out all kinds of things about behavior and how we are to conduct our lives and how we are to walk in the Spirit and manifest the power of the Spirit in every relationship. And then there comes this necessary statement in verse 10 that to live this way and walk this way is going to demand strength. Finally verse 10 says of Ephesians 6, "Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might." You're not going to be able to do this on your own. You're not going to be able to live in a way that honors God, to walk a worthy walk, to experience the fullness of the Spirit and the blessing that comes with that. Not going to be able to leave behind you the former things of your life and walk in newness of life easily. Not going to be able to grow, you're not going to be able to be renewed in the spirit of your mind, to speak truth, to be one in the body of Christ...all the things that he's been talking about in your own strength. This is something that requires the strength of the Lord....