Sermon Outline – Oct 12
Spirit-filled or self-propelled
Is my life plugged in?
VLC video – Acts 1:7-8 and Acts 2:1-4, 14-24, 36-41
You can’t do this by yourself
Fans foolishly think that with enough hard work they can follow Jesus.
God’s power is provided for God’s work.
The Spirit and the Word
Followers know they have the example and the command of Jesus.
As a follower of Jesus, you have awesome power at your disposal.
Handle with care
With this power comes responsibility.
By the power of the Holy Spirit, I ……………………………………..
Mark 6: 12-13
- Some congregations call themselves an “Acts 1:8” congregation. Looking at Acts 1:8, what would that lead to you to understand them to mean? What connection is there to the Holy Spirit?
- The Peter we see in the Book of Acts is not the same one we heard who, in the High Priest’s courtyard, denied even knowing Jesus. Looking at the first few verses of Acts 2, what happened to Peter to bring about such a dramatic change?
- When asked by the people (v. 37) “What shall we do?” Peter’s answer begins in verse 38. Repentance, baptism, and forgiveness are followed by the gift of the Holy Spirit. How can this happen? Do we play an active part in this transformation?
- You may have left a conference or meeting at some point and felt ready to take on the world. In time this enthusiasm often wanes and diminishes. Why? Where did the enthusiasm come from in the first place? What muste happen to maintain that high level?
- As a follower of Jesus, you will be filled with the Holy Spirit. That means defining the relationship (DTR), realizing the limitations we have of ourselves, and knowing that we can’t make the journey alone. Are you ready to submit yourself and let Jesus and the Holy Spirit direct your life? (Don’t look around the room; you means YOU.) What areas of your life will be the most difficult for this to happen?
- What must happen daily to maintain that transformation in your life?