A New Power
How to Be Filled With The Holy Spirit
KEY VERSE: - Ephesians 5:18
Coming to Christ is the greatest event one can ever experience. The Holy Spirit brings a person to Christ and continues to work with that person. However after conversion, the believer often experiences defeat and fruitlessness. The Holy Spirit brings a person toChrist, but that does not mean that the Holy Spirit has all of the believer. It is possible for the believer to be filled with the Holy Spirit and walk in spiritual power.
IN WHAT WAY DO I EXPERIENCE SPIRITUAL DEFEAT?
The New Testament refers to the Holy Spirit nearly 300 times. "Power" is the one word which is continually associated with the Holy Spirit. The process of being filled and controlled by God's Spirit could be explained like this:
What I give Him -- He takes
What He takes -- He cleanses
What He cleanses -- He fills with His Spirit
What He fills -- He anoints with His power
He uses effectively!
In this lesson we will study how the Holy Spirit works in our lives.
I. BEFORE CONVERSION.
1. John 16:8 teaches us that the Holy Spirit...
2. According to John 16:13-15, the Holy Spirit...
II. WHEN ONE BECOMES A CHRISTIAN.
1. What does John 6:63 say the Holy Spirit does?
2. How does the Holy Spirit give assurance of salvation? Romans 8:16
III. AFTER ONE IS BORN AGAIN.
1. Ephesians 4:30 tells us not to
2. Ephesians 5:18 commands us to
IV. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS POWER.
Without the Holy Spirit we are like a:
Car without gas
A balloon without air
We can never begin to accomplish our mission in life if we do not know and cooperate with the Holy Spirit
KEY VERSE: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
When the Holy Spirit lives within you, all the resources and power that you need to stop feeling inferior and become an important person are inside of you:
All the resources to overcome hate with love are in you
All the power to be released and set free is within you.
V. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A PERSON
God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
However, the person of the Holy Spirit is so much more than we presently know:
- Miracle Worker
- Bringer of Wisdom
VI. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A GIFT
KEY VERSE: John 14:18; Luke 11:13
Why is the Holy Spirit the choice gift?
Because when we have the Holy Spirit all the resources of God become available to us.
VII. HOW TO TAP INTO THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
KEY VERSE: Acts 8:14-20
THE PARALLEL PRINCIPLE
The Holy Spirit is like a power line. When you get your life lined up parallel to God’s will for your life, the power begins to be transferred into and through your life...
- The power to love without limit
- The power to fulfill our clear-cut vision
- The power to live clean in an unclean world
- The power to create God’s world where we live
- The power to achieve great things for God
- The power to do “greater things than these
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