Acts 2:1-24, 40-41,Acts 2:17(NIV) “‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams."
The Holy Spirit gives us the power to obey Jesus – to love God and people, and to tell others about Jesus. It is like having a lamp and turning it on, expecting it to work without being plugged into electricity. We have to be connected so that we can be powered. That's how we grow. That's how others can have the best chance to grow spiritually also.
“A great commitment to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission will produce a great life.” - Rick Warren (Purpose Driven Life)
In Acts 2, we see the Holy Spirit empowering the believers to obey:
• The Great Commandment Matthew 22:34-40, John 13:34-35, Acts 2:44-46
• The Great Commission Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 2:40-41, 47
When we plug into the power of the Holy Spirit, we receive his power to love and to tell.
Acts 2:42-43(NIV)"They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles."...
Matthew 28:16-20,Acts 1:6-11
Matthew 28:18-20(NIV) "Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am...
Mark 8:27-38, Mark 8:29(NIV) “But what about you?” He asked, “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Christ.”
In this passage, we see Peter recognising Jesus as King, but not yet as Servant. To fully comprehend God’s plan of salvation, we need to see Jesus as both:
• King Mark 8:27-30, Philippians 2:9-11
• Servant Mark 8:31-33, Philippians 2:5-8
True disciples of Jesus follow Jesus’...
On November 18 we heard the story of how Jesus was perceived as the 'lamb of God', a special servant, told through the eyes of one of the ten lepers that Jesus had healed earlier in his ministry. Sandra-Lee wove together the two scriptures Isiah chapter 52 13 into 53 to verse 12, and Matthew 27 41-50. About 400 years before Jesus' ministry the prophet...
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