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Power to Live! (Part II)

Scriptures Referenced: (Acts 2:1-13, Romans 8:9-11, Galatians 5:16, John 7:37-39)

Speaker: Tom Leonard, February 10, 2019

About Tom Leonard: Tom Leonard is the Senior Pastor at Island Alliance Church.

Scriptures Referenced

Acts 2:1-13

1And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. 5And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. 6Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. 7And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? 8And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? 9Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, 10Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, 11Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God. 12And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this? 13Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine. (KJV)

Romans 8:9-11

9But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 10And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. (KJV)

Galatians 5:16

16This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulful the lust of the flesh. (KJV)

John 7:37-39

37In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 38He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) (KJV)


Power to Live! (Part 2)
Acts 2:1-13
Main Point
The Spirit was poured out on Pentecost which is the fulfillment of the Father’s promise, so now the Spirit will indwell and empower every disciple of Jesus to live an overcoming life!

*The Promise of the Father!
~(Jeremiah 31:33: Ezekiel 36:26-27 Listen to these messages in media center on our website

Charles Stanley: “The power of the Holy Spirit is God’s divine energy and authority released in the life of the believer for the purpose of Godly living and fruitful service.”

Historical Context – ‘Pentecost’ or feast of weeks…

v. 4 ‘They were all filled with the Holy Spirit…’
1. The gift of the Spirit was given to indwell every disciple to enable us to live an overcoming life!

v. 4 ‘All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit…’

Romans 8:9-11 The indwelling Spirit gives us real life!

2. The gift of the Spirit was given to empower every disciple of Jesus so that we can live as effective witnesses of Him.

Galatians 5:16
Memory verse:John 7:37-39 “Jesus said,‘If anyone is thirsty let him come to me and drink’.”…By this He meant the Spirit.