Song by dad
Fill me with your Spirit Lord,
Fill me up today,
Come sweet Holy Spirit, Lord
Teach me what to say
Show me how to live today
Lead me on my way,
Fill me with your Spirit Lord,
Fill me up today.
* One of the greatest gifts/Christian = God’s Holy Spirit
* Holy Spirit which worked in O.T.
– Othniel ( Judges 3:10)
– Gideon (Judges 6:34)
– Jephthah (Judges 11:29)
– Samson (Judges 13:25; 14:6;16:20)
– David (I Samuel 16:13)
– Saul (I Samuel 16:14)
– (Of course there are many other instances from Genesis thru Malachi)
1. (My premise) THE HOLY SPIRIT DWELLS IN HEART OF EVERY SINGLE
A. Some have taught HS dwells in us THRU W/God! (Baptize s/one-give
B. Scared of being branded ‘Pentecostal’ (raise hands in praise song/Let’s have a
word of praise?/”We don’t do that here.” WHY NOT?!
1.) WE ARE IN GREAT NEED OF BALANCE/ Avoid extremes
C. FIVE FINGER EXERCISE (Hear, Believe, Repent, Confess and be Baptized)
whatever happened to the Holy Spirit? (Restoration Movement Barton W. Stone
taught (Believe, Repent,Confess, Baptism, Receive the Holy Spirit).
D. There is a difference in GIFT OF SPIRIT/GIFT FROM SPIRIT(Miraculous and non
miraculous)Gifts (Romans 12)
1.) Acts 2:38-39 ALL to receive
2.) Acts 2:17-18 UNIVERSALITY OF THE PROMISE – “All”
3.) Acts 5:32 “We are witnesses…so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to
those who obey Him.”
4.) Galatians 4:6 “Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of his
5.) 1 Corinthians 6:19 TEMPLE
6.) Romans 8:9 Read- IMPORTANT!
2. WE KNOW THE HOLY SPIRIT DOES NOT (as far as I know):
A. Empower us to – Nor do we need to work miracles to CONFIRM THE WORD –
DONE (John 20:30-31).
B. Guide us in a miraculous way eg. Angel/visions (eg. Cornelius – Acts 10)
C. Give us miraculous, (‘temporary’) gifts of the Spirit (I Cor. 12)
D. Yet I do not claim to know it all, and if God chooses to perform miracles… it’s fine
with me! I refuse to ‘put the Spirit in a box’ and tell Him what to do and not to do!
3. WHAT DOES THE SPIRIT DO?
A. Reveals Christ TO US/ Forms Christ IN US (the whole idea!)
1.) Ephesians 1:17 Paul prays “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ ma y give
you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.”
2.) Galatians 4:19 “My children, with whom I am again in labor until Christ is
formed in you.”
3.) 2 Corinthians 3:18 Read
4.) Colossians 1:28 Read
B. Holy Spirit gives us ASSURANCE (Once saved always saved?/Once saved never
1.) (“You Belong To Me”)
2.) (Think on this!) IT IS EASY TO FALL FROM A CHECK LIST SYSTEM / HARD
TO FALL FROM RELATIONSHIP. (Luke 15:11-32; Romans 8).
3.) 2 Corinthians 1:22; 5:5: Ephesians 1:13-14 (“arobonah” = Pledge/Down Pmt/
C. Holy Spirit UNITES US TO THE BODY OF CHRIST
1.) Nicodemus – MUST BE BORN INTO THIS RELATIONSHIP – John 3:1-10
2.) I Corinthians 12:13 “For by one Spirit we are all baptized into one body…. and
have been made to drink into one Spirit.”
3.) Ephesians 4:2-4 “ONE”
D. Holy Spirit HELPS US OVERCOME THE LUSTS OF THE FLESH (produce
1.) Romans 8:1-5… verses 9-10 IMPORTANT!
2.) Galatians 5:16, 18, 25.
3.) Orange Tree “It’s my nature”
E. Holy Spirit RAISES US IN THE RESURRECTION AT HIS SECOND COMING.
1.) Romans 8:11 READ!
4. NOTICE THE COMMAND: “BE FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT” (This is
A. DIFFERENCE IN CAPACITY – “Child’s lungs” “Grown man’s lungs”
DIFFERENCE = CAPACITY
1.) Both FILLED – Both GROW IN capacity!!! (Same with being ‘filled’ with the
B. John 7:37-38 Thirsty believers WELCOME!
C. Ephesians 5:18-21 “WHAT IF EVERY CHRISTIAN understood/accepted/ HOLY
SPIRIT = WITH USEVERY MINUTE, SECOND OF THE DAY?! WHAT
DIFFERENCE / OUR LANGUAGE/HOME AND FAMILY?
Relate the story of “The Gift” (Note articles which dad wrote for this story or get his book, “Fables”