The Promise of the Father

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Acts 2:1-12 • sermon notes below
The Promise of the Father
– The promise of the Father was the baptism with the Holy Spirit and fire.
– The fire of the Spirit reveals, purifies, empowers, warms, illuminates, and spreads.

The Feast of Pentecost
– The purpose of the Feast of Pentecost: to celebrate the blessings of the harvest, to celebrate God’s giving the 10 Commandments to Moses

The Outpouring of the Spirit
– Different terms are used to express this mighty outpouring of the Spirit.
– All who believe in Jesus receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit.
– The Baptism with the Holy Spirit is a definite experience!

How can you personally experience this fullness in the Holy Spirit?
– Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior.
– Renounce sin.
– Thirst for more of God.
– Humble yourself.
– Ask for the fullness of the Spirit.
– Believe that God will answer your prayer.

Our Response: The Bible makes clear that we desperately need to experience the work of the Holy Spirit to have vibrant spiritual lives. In obedience to God’s Word, humble yourself, turn from sin, thirst for God, and ask in faith for the fullness of the Holy Spirit. You will receive.

Life Application questions
– What does the fire of the Spirit accomplish in our lives? Which of these works are you in need of today?
- What things in your life might be barriers to you experiencing the fullness of the Holy Spirit?
- What is the Lord leading you to do to increase the fullness of the Spirit in your life?

Today’s Songs
Mighty To Save
The Stand
Nothing But The Blood

God Is Able