The Holy Spirit | Week 14

1.)  The Holy Spirit baptizes us into the Jesus (Salvation)

a.     1 Corinthians 12:12-13 (NKJV)— 1For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body

  • When we are born again our position changes (2 Cor. 5:17 in Christ)

1.    Colossians 1:13 (NLT) God has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son,

 

2.)  The disciple baptizes in water (Leaving the old behind)

a.    Matthew 28:19 (NKJV)Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

 

3.)  Jesus baptizes us in the Holy Spirit (Empowered for service)

a.    Matthew 3:11 (NKJV)—I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

b.    Mark 1:8 (NKJV)—I indeed baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

c.     Luke 3:16 (NKJV)—John answered, saying to all, “I indeed baptize you with water; but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

d.     John 1:33 (NKJV) I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’

                                               i.     John 4:1-2 (NKJV)—Therefore, when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John (though Jesus Himself did not baptize, but His disciples),

Jesus: Perfect position (saved), water baptism, baptized in the Holy Spirit

 

Matthew 3:16-17 (NKJV)— 16 When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and [a]He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. 17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

 

Acts: Repent (Saved), water baptized, receive the Holy Spirit (the Promise)

 

Acts 2:36-39 (NKJV) “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.” 37 Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” 38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”

           

Acts 8:12, 14-16 (NKJV)—But when they believed Philip as he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized.

 

14 Now when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them, 15 who, when they had come down, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit. 16 For as yet He had fallen upon none of them. They had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 17 Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

 

Acts 19:1-6 (NKJV)And it happened, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?”

So they said to him, “We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.”

And he said to them, “Into what then were you baptized?”

So they said, “Into John’s baptism.”

Then Paul said, “John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him who would come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.”

When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied.

 

Both the public ministry of Jesus in the Gospels and the public ministry of the church in the book of Acts all begin with being filled with the Holy Spirit.

 

Luke 3:21-23 (NKJV) 21 When all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also was baptized; and while He prayed, the heaven was opened. 22 And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.” 23 Now Jesus Himself began His ministry at about thirty years of age

 

Acts 10:38How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

 

The book of Acts is the story of the disciples receiving the same power Jesus received and doing the same things Jesus did.

 

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