Matthew 16:19-21

Bible Fact: Jesus expects all of His disciples to demonstrate the authority and power of His kingdom as a witness to a weak and wicked world.

The Big Idea: To get Christian disciples to surrender their faith beyond the traditional to be offered the opportunity to engage with God without restrictions to do miraculous works that represent God.

I. The Holy Spirit’s release of God’s power to unlock authority and power in Christians

     A. The objectives of the Holy Spirit in Christians

          1. To exemplify His person

          2. To experience His power

          3. To elevate His purpose

          4. To execute His plan

     B. The five primary activities of the Holy Ghost

          1. To direct believers in the way of righteousness to represent The Lord;

          2. To divert harm from the presence and way of the believer:

          3. To discern with a supernaturally higher recognition about things, events, activities, and actions of people.

          4. To deliver the believer from evil.

          5. To defend the will of God

               a) What is the will of God?

                    – God has two wills in the Bible: His will of decree and His will of command

               b) The Holy Spirit helps believers to defend God’s will in their:

                    – 1) Witness 2) Word ) 3) Walk 4) Work 5) Worship:

Worship: A time to give one’s self to God in highest reverence and allow God to give Himself to them by His spiritual power (Isaiah 6:1-8). Worship brings to God our heart, strength, soul, mind, and might to reveal to Him our love for Him and His instructions (Deuteronomy 6:4, 5; Exodus 19:7)).

I. The Christian Church and Her Worship with Her children;

II. The Christian Church: In her worship is her power; Acts 1:1-

III. The Christian Church: In her worship is her greatest spiritual witness

     A. The power of ONE: ONE is the key to New Testament living and victory:

          – One in God

          – One in scripture

          – One in worship

          – One in spirit

          – One in study

          – One in faith

          – One in belief

          – One in love

          – One in loyalty

          – One in living

          – One in doctrine

          – One in holiness

          – One in vision

          – One in prayer

          – One in gathering

          – One in practice

          – One in heart, mind, soul

          – One in communication

     B. A study of ONE in New Testament scriptures of the early Church

(Take your Bible or Bible App and look up the following scriptures. They will empower your understanding.)

          1. Romans 12:10

          2. Romans 12:16

          3. Romans 15:5-7

          4. Romans 16:16

          5. 1 Corinthians 10:16,17

          6. 1 Corinthians 12:25,26,27

          7. 2 Corinthians 13:12

          8. Ephesians 1:10

          9. Ephesians 2:14

          10. Ephesians 2:16

          11. Ephesians 4:4-7

          12. Ephesians 4:25