Sermon Notes

Acts 4


The Holy Spirit is the personal presence of God – Gordon Fee

Experiencing the Holy Spirit is to be filled with BOLDNESS.

Proverbs 28:1

  • BOLD:  “A person – showing an ability to take risks; confident and courageous.”
  • Key verse:  Acts 4:31

BIG IDEA:  You will experience the BOLDNESS of the Spirit as you step into places that are uncomfortable;  when you face situations that challenge your faith.  It’s when you take a risk and do what might even scare you.

  • Examples from the Bible:  David, Zechariah, Peter and John

Shaking or Speaking?  To experience the Holy Spirit is to have an internal touch. But it also means speaking.

  • Acts 1:8 “…and you will be my witnesses”.
  • You will experience the HS when you are in uncomfortable places – places where you need to live by faith, where you step out and do what might even scare you.  (Luke 12:11)

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.”Eleanor Roosevelt

Go for it. Take a risk.Do something scary, because that’s when you will experience the Holy Spirit.