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 1:1-9
A. Her power in worship is not the world’s power; I John 4:4-6
B. Her power in worship is in the Gospel of a risen living Savior; Acts 1:1-4
C. Her power in worship is in the promise of spiritual power; vv.5
D. Her power in worship is not by the opinion or commandment of man; vv.6,7
E. Her power in worship is by the Holy Ghost; John 16:7; v.8;
-By personal acceptance…Ye shall receive power… (experience His power)
-By Divine approbation…after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you…(exemplify His person)
-By Divine assignment…ye shall be witnesses of Me… (elevate His purpose)
-By demographic areas…both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth (execute His plan)
F. Her power in worship is in agreement to Jesus’ farewell;
-Jesus goes up to heaven; Matthew 16:21; John 14:1-31; John 16:4-33; Acts 9-11; Romans 8:34;
-The disciples go to Church in prayer
III. The Christian Church: In her worship is her witness