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 SOUL ONLY is the lone citizen that lives in the kingdom of heaven. The soul is spiritual and is the depository for the Holy Spirit.

II. 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

To directs believers in the way of righteousness to represent The Lord;

To diverts harm from the presence and way of the believer:

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

To delivers the believer from evil.

To defends the will of God (more to come)

C. 50 things the Holy Spirit does for us as Christians:

21.    He reveals the deep things of God to us (1 Corinthians. 2:10).

22.    He reveals what has been given to us from God (1 Corinthians. 2:12).

23.    He dwells in us (Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 2 Timothy 1:14; John 14:17).

24.    He speaks to, in, and through us (1 Corinthians 12:3; 1 Timothy 4:1; Rev. 2:11;

Hebrews 3:7; Matthew 10:20; Acts 2:4; 8:29; 10:19; 11:12, 28; 13:2; 16:6,7;


25.   He is the agent by which we are baptized into the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:13).