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He Is For Today

He is for Today

Series: To be continued… (study of Acts)

June 11, 2017    Elwyn Johnston

 

Acts 1 & 2

1. Priority Jesus placed on the Spirit

“it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.”    John 16:7

 

I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever”                                                                        John 14:16

 

“another” – another of the same kind 

“Helper” - one who pleads another's cause before a judge or with another person; comforter; consoler; intercessor

 

“Jesus breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.”’                                                                                                                      John 20:22

 

“Jesus commanded the disciples not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised”                                                                 Acts 1:4

 

  1.   Purpose of the Spirit

“You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you”  Acts 1:8

 

  1. Process by which the Spirit empowers me

“John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”                                                                          Acts 1:5

 

“baptized” – means to immerse, to dip repeatedly

 

  1. Promise was fulfilled

“this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel”                         Acts 2:16

 

I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: and on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy”          Acts 2:17 & 18

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