Sermon Notes

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Holy Spirit:: How to live with the Spirit?

The Question: How do we live with the Spirit

Don't Quench the Spirit

Don't Quench the Spirit:


Passages: Matthew 3:11; Acts 2:1-4; 2 Timothy 1:6-7; 1 Thessalonians 5:19


"To use Paul's metaphor here, the Spirit is like a fire whose flame we must be careful not to quench or extinguish. The Holy Spirit wants to intensify the heat of His presence among us, to inflame our hearts and fill us with the warmth of His indwelling power. We don't want to be a part of the bucket brigade that stands ready to douse His activity with the water." -Sam Storms


"The word union points to what is true of us in our relationship to God because of his grace. I am united with Christ through faith. I will always be in union with him. Christ's life is my life. His righteousness is my righteousness. I don't feel or experience this union, but I know it to be true because God says it is true...But the word communion refers to what I can feel, sense, enjoy, and experience today and every day thereafter. Whereas my union with God never changes, my communion with him does. My union with God is unchanged by my sin, but my communion most certainly suffers. Whereas God is now and always will be my Father, my experience of that truth can go up and down. One day, I might enjoy his fatherly affection, but on another day, I may have lived in such a way that this enjoyment diminishes. My sonship didn't diminish. My status as God's child is unchanged. But my capacity to enjoy and feel the glory of being a child of God can be undermined by unrepentant sin." -Sam Storms


1) Ignoring and downplaying the Holy Spirit


2) Living Hypocritically


Passage: Acts 5:3-4

3) Dismissing or despising the work and gifts of the Spirit


Passage: 1 Thessalonians 5:19-20

4) Harboring bitterness or unforgiveness


Passage: Ephesians 4:30-31; Matthew 5:23-24

Pray:

Holy Spirit, is there anything in my life that has quenched or grieved You?

Be Filled with the Spirit

Be Filled with the Spirit


Passages:

  • Ephesians 5:18

1) Pray


Passages: Luke 11:9-13

2) Be Sensitive


3) Walk in Obedience


4) Pursue Holiness


Passages: 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8

5) Walk in Love


Passages: Romans 5:5; Ephesians 4:32


Vision: What will it look like to live with the Spirit?

A life that brings Gospel Restoration into their everyday lives as they live devoted to Jesus.


Passage: Ephesians 3:14-19