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Introducing the Holy Spirit

Text:  Joel 2:28ff, Acts 1:8, 2:1-4, Romans 5:5

Introduction:  The Power of Touch

  • Human beings thrive when they are touched.
  • The way God touches us is through the Holy Spirit

BIG IDEA The Holy Spirit is to be EXPERIENCED  (Acts 2:1-4)

  • The Christian faith is more than a set of beliefs or creeds.
  • It was meant to be practiced and experienced.
  1. It is an INTERNAL experience  (Jeremiah 31:31-34, Ezekiel 36:27)
  2. It is an EMPOWERING experience  (Acts 1:8)
  • I am going to give you power to perform the mission that I gave you  -Jesus

Christianity is fire setting.
Soren Kierkegaard

  1. It is an EMBRACING experience
  • It does not discriminate based on race, gender, age or social status.  (Joel 2:28.29 /Acts 2:17, 18)
  • The gift of the Spirit is a champion for social justice.

Response:
Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed? Acts 19:2

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