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The Gift That Keeps on Giving

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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.
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.

The Holy Spirit is the answer to every prayer

When discussing the Holy Spirit we've been asking the wrong question. Don't ask "Who is the Holy Spirit?" Ask "Why has God revealed Himself as the person of the Holy Spirit?"
Insert Trinity slide
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Modalism, Polytheism, Arianism
Just stop trying to make God in your image, trying to create a human version of God. You can’t.
Isaiah 9:6 ESV
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 7:6 ESV
“Let us go up against Judah and terrify it, and let us conquer it for ourselves, and set up the son of Tabeel as king in the midst of it,”
Isaiah 7:6
Just as the Son was given to be our sacrifice and savior, the Spirit is given to be our empowerer, purifier, and true source of pleasure.
Just as the Son was given to be our sacrifice and savior, the Spirit is given to be our empowerer, purifier, and true source of pleasure.
Jesus is the giver of life, the Spirit is the giver of: power - ; purity - ; pleasure - ; JOY

(1) He is the answer to our prayer for POWER

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.
The Comforter, Counselor, Helper - Com Forte - the one who comes alongside to strengthen
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.”
2 Peter 1:3 ESV
His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,
2 Peter 1:
2 Peter 1:21 ESV
For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
2 Peter
I want to be MOVED
He is the answer
Comforter
Ephesians 515-21
The Sovereign leadership of the Holy Spirit - he is not our slave, he is not a force
He is the one who comes alongside of us to strengthen
God reveals Himself as 3 distinct persons
The triple point of water

(2) He is the answer to our prayer for PURITY

John 16:8 ESV
And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment:

(3) He is the answer to our prayer for PLEASURE

Ephesians 5:15–21 ESV
15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, 20 giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Unwise vs Wise
Wise: Looking carefully how you walk
Wise: making the best use of the time Why because...
Foolish vs Understanding
Understanding the will of the Lord
Foolish: getting drunk with wine Why? For that...
Understanding: be filled with the Spirit
How? addressing (relationship), singing (reverence), giving (responding), submitting (respecting)
Not Who but Why does God
Getting to drunk to find pleasure
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- to find pleasure
Proverbs 31:6 ESV
Give strong drink to the one who is perishing, and wine to those in bitter distress;
- Pleasure through true and genuine relationships with God and others
Pleasure through true and genuine relationships with God and others
Galatians 5:22–23 ESV
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Just as the Son was given to be our sacrifice and savior, the Spirit is given to be our empowerer, purifier, and true source of pleasure. Jesus is the giver of life, the Spirit is the giver of: power - ; purity - ; pleasure - ; JOY
The Sovereign leadership of the Holy Spirit - he is not our slave, he is not a force
He is the one who comes alongside of us to strengthen
God reveals Himself as 3 distinct persons
The triple point of water
What is JOY if not the ultimate form of pleasure
What a powerful name it is
What a purifying name it is
What a pleasure giving name it is
The Holy Spirit
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