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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Life in the Spirit

Life in the Spirit #8
Duration:42 mins 40 secs
Life in the Spirit #8

Luke 11:11-13
  • Context: Jesus is teaching about prayer and centers around the request for the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • We need the power of the Holy Spirit, and he is willing to pour it out.
Luke 11:8 – Jesus says, "Won't your heavenly Father who never sleeps, and who loves you like precious children give you the one thing you desperately need to do his work?"
  • Luke 11:9-10
  • Luke 18:1-5
The POINT? Is NOT to compare God to an unjust God, but to contrast him with one.
  • What if we aren't experiencing God's power in our communities, churches, and families simply because we are NOT persisting in asking?
  • They prayed in the upper room for u days, Peter preaches for 10 minutes, and 3,000 people are saved.
  • We shuffle the zeroes!
  • We pray for 10 minutes, preach for 10 days, and only 3 people get saved.
  • Don't miss the order...They prayed, the Spirit shook them, they shook the world.
Your Will Be Done
  • The combination of his will and our faith produces a new reality on earth.
  • Matthew 13:58
  • Ezekiel 33:7-9; Acts 18:6
Core Issue...The core issue behind all authentic Christian experience is the gospel.
  • If you want more of the Holy Spirit in your life you must press more deeply into the gospel.
  • When you finally come to a place where you realize you have no true power, then you are ready to receive his.
Bottom Line: You will never be full of the Holy Spirit so long as you are full of yourself.

2 Corinthians 12:9
  • If dependence is the objective, then weakness becomes an advantage.
  • Your life goals should include at least a few God-sized things.
Ephesians 4:11-12
  • The church is supposed to be a battleship not a cruise ship.
  • Better put we are supposed to be aircraft carriers.
  • Aircraft carriers equip planes to carry the battle to the enemy.


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