Spirit

{THE GIFT OF THE SPIRIT}

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  1. The Life-Giving Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (The Spirit of God is the creative force that originates, sustains, and restores life, be it individual or corporate, biological or spiritual)
  2. The Blessing of Abraham - {PDF Copy} - (The promise of the Father, the gift of the Spirit was sent by Jesus to bless all the nations – Acts 3:25)
  3. Spirit and Covenant - {PDF Copy} - (The Church and the gift of the Spirit have been integral to the redemptive plan of God from the very beginning)
  4. Covenant Heirs - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the seed of Abraham through whom his disciples inherit the covenant promises, including the Spirit)
  5. Having begun in the Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (The receipt of the Spirit while in an uncircumcised state is irrefutable proof that Gentiles are accepted by God AS GENTILES – Galatians 3:1-4)
  6. Spirit, Creation, Resurrection - {PDF Copy} - (The promises to Abraham find their fulfillment in the New Covenant in Jesus and the New Creation)
  7. In the Last Days - {PDF Copy} - (The outpouring of the Spirit on Pentecost signaled the arrival of the “last days,” just as prophesied by Joel)
  8. Messiah, King, Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the Messiah, the anointed Son of God. From the start, his life was characterized by the empowering presence of the Spirit)

{BOOK OF ACTS}
  1. Tarry in Jerusalem - {PDF Copy} - (Acts 1:1-11Jesus commanded his disciples to tarry in Jerusalem until they received the Spirit, empowering them to become his witnesses)
  2. Between Law and Spirit -  {PDF Copy} - (Acts 1:12-26 - Between the ascension and the gift of the Spirit, the apostles tarried in prayer and appointed Matthias to complete their number)
  3. When Pentecost Arrived - {PDF Copy} - (Acts 2:1-4 - On the day of Pentecost, the time of fulfillment arrived when Jesus bestowed the gift of the Spirit on his church)
  4. "What Does This Mean?" - {PDF Copy} - (Acts 2:4-13 - The outpouring of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost caused a great commotion and much consternation in Jerusalem)
  5. Peter's First Sermon - {PDF Copy} - (Peter explained what God had accomplished in Jesus to a confused crowd on the Day of Pentecost, stressing fulfillment in Jesus – Acts 2:16-36)
  6. The Fulfillment of the Feast - {PDF Copy} - (Acts 2:1-4- The Spirit was poured out when the day of Pentecost was "fully come")
  7. Pentecost and the Last Days - {PDF Copy} - (The outpouring of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost signaled the arrival of the last days – Acts 2:14-21)
  8. Signs and Wonders - {PDF Copy} - (The prophecy in the book of Joel sets the tone for Acts, including the signs and wonders that accompany the gospel)
  9. Boldness in the Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (In response to threats from the high priests, the young church was filled with great boldness of speech by the Spirit)
  10. First Martyr Bears Witness - {PDF Copy} - (Under the guidance of the Spirit, Stephen gave eloquent and effective testimony to the leaders of Israel)


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