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Baptism of the Holy Spirit (mp3 audio & PowerPoint)

Dan’s pm sermon was on Holy Spirit baptism. You can listen to the audio, download the PowerPoint slides, or view the slides online at Google Docs, but remember when Google Docs converts PowerPoint slides into it own native format it sometimes renders the slides a little uglier than PowerPoint.

Holy Spirit Indwelling

Dan is back from Kenya and his first sermon for us is on the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

You can:

Listen to the mp3 audio file,
Download or view the Powerpoint online at Google Docs, and
Download or view a Word document containing a list of the Scriptures he cited.

Please remember the first slide of all presentations is blank, and things viewed at Google Docs tend to be uglier due to issues of converting the files.

A list of Dan’s verses are below:

The Indwelling of The Holy Spirit

A. I have experienced two extremes on this subject.
1. There are those who want to apply what was spoken/promised to the Apostles/disciples in the first century to every disciple. (The miraculous gifts of the spirit, inspiration, etc.)
2. Then there are those who in an over-reaction to various false teachings on the Holy Spirit (Calvinism, the charismatic Pentecostal movement, etc) who teach that the Holy Spirit is limited to only working thru the word. In fact, some have even claimed that the terms “Holy Spirit” and “God’s Word” can be used interchangeably.
B. The Holy Spirit is part of the Godhead, just as much as Jesus and the Father are.

I. The Holy Spirit Indwells The Christian.
A. The prophesy of Ezekiel 36:25-28. When did this happen?
1. Acts 2:38. How often do we leave off the second part of this verse? – “You shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit”
2. The Greek permits either the receiving of the Holy Spirit Himself or something the Spirit gives.
3. Titus 3:3-5, I believe, is describing the same event as Acts 2:38. The “washing of regeneration” I believe is referring to the point at which we become a “new man.”
a. See also I Cor. 6:11 and I Cor. 12:13.

B. Other Scriptures.
1. Acts 5:32
2. Acts 19:1-5
3. Rom. 5:5
4. Rom. 8:9

C. Rom. 8:11 – Our resurrection is connected to this indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
1. 2 Cor. 1:22; 5:5
2. Eph. 1:13-14
3. Eph. 4:30

II. More Indwelling Passages.
A. I Cor. 6:11; 19 G. Titus 3:3-5
B. 2 Cor. 1:22; 5:5; 6:16-17; 13:14 H. Heb. 6:4-6
C. Gal. 3:2-3; 4:6 I. James 4:4-5
D. Eph. 1:13-14; 2:22; 4:30 J. I Peter 4:14
E. I Thess. 1:5-6; 4:8; 2 Thess. 2:13-14 K. I John 3:23; I John 4:13
F. 2 Tim. 1:14 L. Jude 19-20 – “Praying in the Holy Spirit”?

“Name just one thing the Holy Spirit does for the Christian apart from the Word” – Romans 8:26

III. Some Applications.
A. Teaching that the Holy Spirit indwells the Christian today does not mean that the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit still continue today. (I Cor. 13:9ff)
B. Don’t run so far from one false teaching and that you end up creating another.
C. We have reason for great hope and encouragement because God is not far away. The Holy Spirit dwells in us. We have been sealed for the day of redemption. The Spirit helps us to pray.
D. Search the Scriptures to see what the truth is on every subject. Truth has nothing to fear.