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Copy of Talk 4: Receiving God's Gift: The Power of the Holy Spirit

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Transcript of Copy of Talk 4: Receiving God's Gift: The Power of the Holy Spirit

Talk 4 RECEIVING GOD'S GIFT:
The Power of the Holy Spirit Let's Recap :) Talk 1: God's Love and His Plan For Us Talk 2: Who is Jesus Christ to me? Talk 3: Repentance, Faith, Healing and Forgiveness and so... Christians today... Christians before... vs discouraged...
passive...
hopeless...
easily tempted...
vulnerable...
weak...
don't live as they should... possessed certain strength...
boldness of character...
faith was a lifestyle... THE HOLY SPIRIT Misconceptions We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.

With the Father and the Son, He is worshipped and glorified.

He has spoken through the Prophets. Holy Spirit is
God's Promised Spirit The Valley of Dry Bones “But you will receive power
when the Holy Spirit comes on you;
and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem,
and in all Judea and Samaria,
and to the ends of the earth.” – Acts 1:8 How do we receive the Power of the Holy Spirit? Who likes gifts??? God not only wants to bless us with His Spirit, but He also wants to give us gifts! Faith wisdom healing discernment miracles prophecy knowledge a supernatural power to reveal the meaning of tongues. Not a translation, but an interpretation. Tongues and Interpretation working together can be the equivalent of prophecy. The Gift of Tongues Ever had a crush on somebody, that you just wanted to tell the whole world? "When you're listening hard for God's voice" Have you ever been speechless? The gift of tongues is your soul saying
what it wants to say directly to God this is all cool... HOW can i get these gifts!? we ask. we belive. Luke 11: 9-10 Luke 11:13 Obstacles to Receiving the Gift " That's not fair... it's
not my fault.... " "Am i worthy?" " This isn't for me...
I am too cool for this" " Are you serious?
Is this for real ?" " But my horoscope says..." is not just good practical judgement or common sense or a high degree of knowledge. Wisdom is a deep understanding and realization of people, things, events or situations, resulting in the ability to apply perceptions, judgements and actions in keeping with this understanding. is the supernatural ability to effect a cure of physical or other human illness through prayer In Christianity, the word "discernment" may have several meanings. It can be used to describe the process of determining God's desire in a situation or for one's life. In large part, it describes the interior search for an answer to the question of one's vocation, is the supernatural ability to perform a miraculous act; acts that are not the result of any known natural law but are caused by divine intervention is the gift by which a person is used by God to speak on his behalf Hebrews 11:1 - Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen; the ultimate trust and belief of something without proof it is just not knowing a lot of things through study or experience. Knowledge that is of the Spirit is the fruit of revelation, founded on faith, and synthesized by Christian experience interpretation of
tongues: feeling of unworthiness unrepentant attitude doubt reliance on non-Christian beliefs and objects pride is a charismatic gift by which a person is able to utter words or sounds which are not known or understandable to his/her human intellect. unrepentant attitudes "And I tell you,
Ask and you will receive;
Seek and you will find;
Knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks, receives; and
the one who seeks, finds; and to
the one who knocks, the door will be
opened.

Luke 11:9-10 What does it mean to be a
CHRISTIAN ? Do you want to be like the Early Christians
...
& Make a difference ? 1. A Ghost 2. God's Messenger 3. A dove in Jesus' Baptism 4. There's
only God The 3rd Person in the Blessed Trinity He changes us inside
with a new heart and a new spirit He promised a spirit that give men a "New heart and a new Spirit" 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. -Ezekiel 36:26-27 Have your heard of the story -Ezekiel 37:1-14 "Ezekiel, can these bones live ?" "Hear the word of the Lord!" Bones began to sort themselves out and attaching themselves to each other... ..they grew muscles
and they grew skin they began to breathe and move... a. Union with God b. A new nature 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23 Gentleness and self-control
Against such things there is no law -Galatians 5:22-23 c. Power to serve But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” -Acts 1:8 God's Spirit brings about: 1. We ask 2. We have
Faith 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

Luke 11:13 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.

Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues,[a] and to still another the interpretation of tongues.[b]All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines. 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 a. A Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ b. Spiritual Gifts Unrepentant Attitude Feeling of Unworthiness Pride Doubt Believing to non-Christian values Living a Christian life is difficult, HOPE in God's promised spirit the HOLY SPIRIT strengthens gifts true sons and daughters of God Be Inspired :) Comforter bear our sins warm our hearts urge us to pray the holy spirit speaks to you. When you're down to your
last ounce of strength. the Spirit lifts and carries you up!
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