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PNEUMATIKOS: People Of The Spirit - Part 3 - The Promise and The Passion

Posted on December 2, 2018

PNEUMATIKOS: People Of The Spirit - Part 3 - December 2nd, 2018 - First Sunday of Advent 

The Promise and The Passion

Text: Luke 24:49

      THERE IS SOMETHING OF AN ____________________ in the Scriptures surrounding the matter of being People of the Spirit—being Spirit-filled.  Even _________________ is passionate with urgency about the matter…

Jesus made three pointed statements about His disciples being filled with the Spirit:

(a)  Its  _______________________: “You will” (Acts 1:4, 5). _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

(b)  Its _________________: “Stay here until” (Luke 24:49). _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

(c)  Its ____________________: “Receive power” (Acts 1:8).  _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Jesus’ passionate concern that His disciples be filled with the Holy Spirit, living as true People of the Spirit, was also seen in the early Church leaders at two notable times: 

(1)  ___________________, A.D. 36 (Acts 8) _______________________________________________

      When He fills me with the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ is doing something special, and I can ____________ that prospect with _________________ _____________________ in the light of and with faith in the Word of God.

(2)  ___________________, A.D. 49 (Acts 19) _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

      The passion and action of Peter, John, and Paul verify two things: (1) It was _________________ for disciples to stop short of Holy Spirit-fullness, and (2) when people received the Holy Spirit, there was clear _____________________.

Digging Deeper: My Personal Reflections...

Engage the text: Ask questions to see what answers the Scriptures provide: who, what, when, where, and how?

Know the text: What's the meaning for the original audience and then what is the meaning for me?

Listen, let the text speak: What is the Holy Spirit saying to me?

Meditate on the message: take note of what word or phrase stands out to you. Come back to that word or phrase throughout the day, being present to its impact and invitation.

Live in light of the text: Being: what does this say about my identity?  Doing: what are some actions for me to obey this week in order to maximize the impact of this message?

Share: If you were to share with a friend, in a sentence or two, a key insight from today’s message, what would that be?