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God: The Spirit 1

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Who and what is the Holy Spirit and how do we interact with it?

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PRAYER
God thank you for this day, for being back together, for the freedom to worship you together and as we will be talking about today, thank you for Your Spirit! As we gather together today we ask that Your Spirit might be poured out upon us. That Your Spirit might speak to us, lead and guide us and that through Your Spirit we might bring glory to your name! AMEN

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Song - As The Deer
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Intro

Who or what is the Holy Spirit and what exactly does He/it do?
Guided By The Truth = Pneumatology = The Study of Spirit
John 4:24 ESV
24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Baptism of the Spirit
Fruit of the Spirit
Filled with the Spirit
We talk a lot about the Father and the Son but not enough about the Spirit…Lots of you may have heard of Pentecost… Acts / Tongues / Fire… But what is the HS doing in your life today?
PRAYER
God the Father we praise you for the Son. Jesus our LORD we thank you for pouring out Your Spirit. Holy Spirit we ask that you might be glorified as you bring glory to Christ who glorifies the Father. Holy Spirit we ask that you would speak to our hearts and minds today, that you would make your power known, that you would be poured out on your people this day and fill us that we may herald the greatness of our God. God YOU are glorious and it is only through the gift of Your Spirit that we can know You. Guide this poor preachers tongue as we seek to grasp these glorious truths in your Holy Word. In your name and by your power we pray! AMEN.

Message - Names

Picture of Trinity
What He’s Like = Word Pictures
Clothing = Lk 24.49 - clothed with power from on high
Dove = Mat 3.16 - Jesus baptism
Fire = Act 2.3 - Pentecost
Oil = 1 Jhn 2.27 - anointed is what teaches
Pledge = Eph 1.14 - a guarantee
Seal = Eph 4.30 - mark of ownership
Water = Jhn 7.38-39 - washing and life giving
Wind = Jhn 3.8 - pneuma - wind that carries
What He Does…

Salvation / Sanctification / Service

7 Parts...
Regeneration
Baptizes
Seals
Indwells
Fills
Produces Fruit
Empowers Gifting
#1
Regeneration
= Made New
Spiritual Birth
1 Peter 1:3 ESV
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
Spiritual Cleansing
1 Corinthians 6:9–11 ESV
9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
Spiritual Creation
2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Spiritual Resurrection
Ephesians 2:5 ESV
5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—
Perhaps this is what YOU need today!
Why should we daily remind ourselves of this truth?
#2
Baptism
United with Christ
1 Corinthians 12:13 ESV
13 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.
What it is and is not

1. Spirit baptism is a gracious gift from God; it is not something to be sought after, agonized over, or prayed for.

2. Spirit baptism is exclusively associated with regeneration/salvation; it is not normative for it to be associated with the temporary sign gift of tongues or with other miraculous gifts limited to the apostolic era.

3. Spirit baptism is a permanent, one-time event; it is not a reversible or recurring event.

4. Spirit baptism is evidence of one’s salvation; it is not by itself the measure of one’s spiritual maturity.

5. Spirit baptism is an initial blessing and an enduring result of salvation; it is not a second work of grace or second blessing.

6. Spirit baptism is inseparably linked to salvation; it is not detached from or subsequent to salvation.

7. Spirit baptism is sovereignly initiated by Christ; it is not obtained by any act of a believer.

8. Spirit baptism is assumed by the New Testament to be the Christ-provided experience of every believer; it is never commanded of believers to acquire or retain it.

9. Spirit baptism is experienced by every Christian from Pentecost to the present time; it was not an experience of either Old Testament or Gospel-era believers.

10. Spirit baptism includes every believer; it is not limited to the spiritually mature.

11. Spirit baptism freely grants entrance into the universal body of Christ; it is not based on subsequent individual spiritual achievement.

12. Spirit baptism is distinct from, though associated with, indwelling and filling; it is not to be equated with either one.

Conclusion = Spirit Baptism = One’s Union with Christ
Romans 6:3–4 ESV
3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
Galatians 3:27 ESV
27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
Ephesians 4:5 ESV
5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
Colossians 2:12 ESV
12 having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead.
How might a miss-understanding of this truth be harmful to a believer?
Baptism of Water = Believers Baptism = NEXT SUNDAY!!
#3
Seal & Pledge
God’s trademark or watermark placed on you as a promise of future hope
Ephesians 1:13–14 ESV
13 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, 14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.
2 Corinthians 1:21–22 ESV
21 And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, 22 and who has also put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.
John 10:28–29 ESV
28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.
How should this effect you, how does it effect you… How might some miss-use this?

Sanctification

Inauguration - Position
Continuation - Progressive
Culmination - Perfected
How does it make you feel to know that God is doing the work in you, on you, for you?… How might this truth be miss-used?
#4
Indwelling
Romans 8:9 ESV
9 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.
1 Corinthians 3:16 ESV
16 Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?
How does or how should the indwelling of the Holy Spirit effect you?
#5
Filling
Having your life be controlled by the leading of God. = “Jesus Take The Wheel”
Ephesians 5-6 = Life being characterized by being filled with the Spirit…
Command = therefore we can and must seek to full-fill it!!!
Garbage in / Garbage out…
Ephesians 5:18 ESV
18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,
Ephesians 4:30 ESV
30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
1 Thessalonians 5:19 ESV
19 Do not quench the Spirit.
Would you say that you are seeking to fulfill this command? How?
What are some ways that you need to ask God to change you so that you can pursue being filled with the Spirit?
How might you help others in your life pursue being FILLED?
Why is this important for us to think on?

Service

We bring nothing to God but we can open ourselves to God working through us!
#6
Fruit
Vine & Branches = Jesus and Us
Galatians 5:16–25 ESV
16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.
How should this encourage you?
#7
Gifts
Renewed predispositions as well as brand new abilities and capacities
Gift Lists
1 Cor 12.8-10
1 Cor 12 28-30
1 Cor 13.1-3
1 Cor 13.8-9
Rom 12.6-8
Eph 4.11
1 Pet 4.10-11
Gift Categories
Miraculous
Speaking
Service
1 Peter 4:10–11 ESV
10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: 11 whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Do we receive only one gift?
probably not, most people probably have a bled of several.
How can we/I identify my spiritual giftedness?
spiritual gift surveys
serving in a local church context
joy-us and worshipful fulfillment in particular service
fruitfulness in some particular area of ministry with minimal effort
Others recognize and or comment on your giftedness
How can I use/exercise my spiritual gifts?
creatively
humbly
edificatiosly
selflessly
What errors should we seek to avoid in exercising our spiritual giftedness?
self-powered rather then spirit power
self-exaltation rather then God glorifying
self-edification rather then others focused
How are you exercising your gifts? When/Where will you exercise your gifts?
How does this truth encourage you?

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John 4:24 ESV
24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
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