Spirit

{THE SPIRIT IN THE CHURCH}

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{PROMISE OF THE SPIRIT}
  1. The Promise of the Father - {PDF Copy} - (With the outpouring of the Spirit on Pentecost, the blessings for all nations promised to Abraham have commenced)
  2. The Spirit of Life - {PDF Copy} - (The Spirit of God imparts life, especially the everlasting life of which the Gift of the Spirit is the First Fruits, foretaste, and guarantee)
  3. The Circumcised Heart - {PDF Copy} - (The promise of the Spirit is integral to the redemption of humanity and the Covenant of God with His people)
  4. The Promised Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (The Promise of the Spirit is one of the blessings of Abraham promised by God for the nations and the children of the Patriarch)
  5. Spirit and Inheritance - {PDF Copy} - (The Gift of the Spirit is foundational to the New Covenant, and it is the first fruits of the Resurrection and the New Creation)
  6. In Spirit and Fire - (The Spirit of God descended on Jesus, equipping him for his Messianic mission. He is the One who baptizes his followers in the Spirit) - {PDF Copy}
  7. The Spirit and Resurrection - (The Gift of the Spirit is the foretaste and guarantee of the bodily resurrection and of the coming New Creation) - {PDF Copy}
  8. In the Last Days... - {PDF Copy} - (The outpouring of the Spirit on Pentecost signaled the arrival of the last days, just as prophesied by the Prophet Joel – Acts 2:17-21)
  9. The Blessing of Abraham - {PDF Copy} - (The promise of the Father, the gift of the Spirit, is dispensed by Jesus to believers to bless all the nations in him)
  10. Upon These Last Days - {PDF Copy} - (The new era of fulfillment began with the death, resurrection, and exaltation of the Son of God, Jesus - Hebrews 1:1-3)
  11. Life-Giving Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus dispenses the Life-Giving Spirit without which there is no enduring life. His words are spirit, and they are life)
  12. Man of the Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the Messiah, the anointed Son of God. From the start, his life was characterized by the empowering presence of the Spirit)
  13. The Age of the Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (The Gift of the Spirit is part of the New Covenant, and the first fruits of the New Creation and the gathering of the nations)
  14. Living Waters - True Worship - {PDF Copy} - (In Samaria, Jesus revealed that the presence of God no longer is limited to geographic locations or man-made structures – John 4:20-24)

{BOOK OF ACTS}
  1. The Final Harvest - {PDF Copy} - (The outpouring of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost fulfilled what the feast symbolized and marked the start of the Final Harvest)
  2. Tarry in Jerusalem - {PDF Copy- (Jesus commanded his disciples to wait in Jerusalem until they received the Spirit, empowering them to be his witnesses on the Earth- Acts 1:1-11)
  3. Between Law and Spirit - {PDF Copy- (Between the ascension and the outpouring of the Spirit, the apostles pray and appoint Matthias to complete their number)
  4. When Pentecost Arrived - {PDF Copy- (On the day of Pentecost, the time of fulfillment arrived when Jesus bestowed the gift of the Spirit on his church)
  5. "What Does This Mean?" -- {PDF Copy- (The outpouring of the Spirit on Pentecost caused a great commotion and much consternation in Jerusalem)
  6. Pentecost and the Last Days - {PDF Copy- (The outpouring of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost signaled the arrival of the last days, the era of salvation and fulfillment)
  7. First Sermon - {PDF Copy- (Peter explained what God accomplished in Jesus to a confused crowd on the Day of Pentecost, stressing fulfillment in Jesus)
  8. As many as He Calls - {PDF Copy} - (The Gift of the Spirit is for every man who repents, even to those afar off, and this is in fulfillment of the Promise - Acts 2:37-41)
  9. Pentecost - Outcome - {PDF Copy} - (Acts 2:42-47 - Following the events of the Day of Pentecost, the congregation established itself as a fellowship of believers centered in Jerusalem)
  10. Signs on the Earth - {PDF Copy} - (The prophecy in the book of Joel sets the tone for Acts, including the signs and wonders that accompany the gospel)
  11. Boldness in the Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (In response to threats from the high priests, the young church was filled with great boldness of speech by the Spirit)
  12. Stephen Bears Witness - {PDF Copy} - (Under the guidance of the Spirit, and in fulfillment of Scripture, Stephen gives effective testimony to the leaders of Israel)
  13. To Samaria - {PDF Copy} - (Despite persecution, or perhaps because of it, the disciple began to preach the gospel outside Judea, beginning in Samaria)
  14. Spirit and Mission - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus dispenses the Gift of the Spirit to his people to empower them to carry out the proclamation of the Gospel to the Earth)

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[Downpour - Photo by Malcolm Lightbody on Unsplash]

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