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The Empowerment o the Holy Spirit Part 2

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A kingdom focused church is a congregation working together to reach and teach people about God’s love in Jesus Christ, through the Holy Spirit.

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Acts 11:19-30 – 19 Meanwhile, the believers who had been scattered during the persecution after Stephen’s death traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch of Syria. They preached the word of God, but only to Jews. 20 However, some of the believers who went to Antioch from Cyprus and Cyrene began preaching to the Gentiles about the Lord Jesus. 21 The power of the Lord was with them, and a large number of these Gentiles believed and turned to the Lord. 22 When the church at Jerusalem heard what had happened, they sent Barnabas to Antioch. 23 When he arrived and saw this evidence of God’s blessing, he was filled with joy, and he encouraged the believers to stay true to the Lord. 24 Barnabas was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and strong in faith. And many people were brought to the Lord. 25 Then Barnabas went on to Tarsus to look for Saul. 26 When he found him, he brought him back to Antioch. Both of them stayed there with the church for a full year, teaching large crowds of people. (It was at Antioch that the believers were first called Christians.) 27 During this time some prophets traveled from Jerusalem to Antioch. 28 One of them named Agabus stood up in one of the meetings and predicted by the Spirit that a great famine was coming upon the entire Roman world. (This was fulfilled during the reign of Claudius.) 29 So the believers in Antioch decided to send relief to the brothers and sisters in Judea, everyone giving as much as they could. 30 This they did, entrusting their gifts to Barnabas and Saul to take to the elders of the church in Jerusalem. (New Living Translation)

Acts 13:1-3 – 1 Among the prophets and teachers of the church at Antioch of Syria were Barnabas, Simeon (called “the black man”), Lucius (from Cyrene), Manaen (the childhood companion of King Herod Antipas), and Saul. 2 One day as these men were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Dedicate Barnabas and Saul for the special work to which I have called them.”

3 So after more fasting and prayer, the men laid their hands on them and sent them on their way. (New Living Translation)

How Is a Person Filled with the Holy Spirit?

▸ The first aspect of being filled by the Spirit is conversion

Romans 8:14-16 – 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, “Abba! Father!” 16 it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, . . . (New Revised Standard Version)

▸ The second aspect of being filled by the Spirit is _____________________ ________________ of your life

Proverbs 3:34 – The Lord mocks the mockers but is gracious to the humble. (New Living Translation)

▸ The third aspect of being filled by the Spirit is stopping _____________ _______________________

1 Thessalonians 5:19 – Do not stifle the Holy Spirit. (New Living Translation)

Ephesians 4:30 – And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. . . . (New Living Translation)

▸ The final aspect of being filled by the Spirit is accepting His filling by __________________

Colossians 2:6 – And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. (New Living Translation)

What is the Evidence of Being Filled with the Holy Spirit?

▸ The evidence of spiritual __________________

Galatians 5:22-23 – 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! (New Living Translation)

2 Corinthians 5:17 – This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! (New Living Translation)

▸ The evidence of _________________________ ministry results

Acts 11:24 – Barnabas was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and strong in faith. And many people were brought to the Lord. (New Living Translation)

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