Sermon About Holy Spirit: Submit to the Spirit Acts 1

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In Acts 1, the disciples needed to submit to the Spirit to see a breakthrough.

The Holy Spirit of God being who indwells believers and helps them on their journey towards Christlikeness. The Bible clearly states that the Holy Spirit habit within believers. We can also see the Holy Spirit — especially when believers openly share their spiritual experiences with one another. 

Why do we also need to submit to the Spirit?

I. The Holy Spirit grants us divine . 

The Holy Spirit works through us to help us discern truth when we are under the Spirit's guidance. The Holy Spirit leads us to choose what is right and holy over what is worldly and unholy. As a result, we will seek after the truth and do what is right.

The Bible mentions a number of spiritual gifts that believers receive from the Holy Spirit. Some of the gifts include the gift of prophecy, the gift of discernment of spirits, the gift of tongues and the gift of healing. We see this gift in the book of Acts, where the Holy Spirit enables the early church to speak in different languages and heal the sick.

The Spirit reverses Babel (1-13).  God judged humans at Babel when he confused our languages (cf. Gen. 11:1–9).

God blessed man at Pentecost when the baptism with the Spirit enabled the apostles to speak many languages (Acts 2:1-13).

God continues today to speak our languages!

 The Holy Spirit inspires us to do big things we would not normally do, and helps us live morally, according to God's will.


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2. The Spirit proves Jesus (14-41).

The Spirit’s indwelling showed Jesus is the risen Messiah able to save (14-41).

The Spirit proving Christ as Messiah has implications for all of us.  For unbelievers, has Christ saved you?

For believers, do you live as if God indwells you (1 Cor 6:19-20; 12:13)?

Gve witness to Jesus (1 Jn. 5:6-8). Those who are led by the H.S. recognize Jesus (1 Cor. 12:3)

Jesus was under the complete control and influence of the Holy Spirit … how about you today (Rom. 8:4ff)?

  • Facing temptation today?
  • Going about doing good today?
  • Life from the dead today?

The Holy Spirit and the Ministry of Jesus (Isa. 11:1-2; 42:1-2; 48:16; 59:21; 61:1-3; Mt. 12:18-21,28; Lk. 4:14-15,18-21; 10:21; Ac. 1:2; 4:27; 10:38)

The Holy Spirit and the Death, Resurrection, & Ascension of Jesus (Heb. 9:14; Rom. 1:4; 8:11; Ac. 2:32-36; Jn. 16:14)

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3. The Spirit unites us (42-47).

Only by the Spirit’s indwelling could these disciples become the church (42-47).

Has God’s Spirit succeeded at making you an active part of this local body?

The Gifts & Fruit Provide Common Evidence. Visible Evidence of the Holy Spirit’s Influence

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: 1 Cor. 12

But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. 2 Cor 4

Am I Walking By The Spirit Or Flesh?

  • Love
  • Joy
  • Peace
  • Patience
  • Kindness
  • Goodness
  • Gentleness
  • Self Control
The Holy Spirit helps believers receive, exercise and demonstrate these gifts in the lives of others.

Changes in the way we view the Holy Spirit lead to changes in our lives, such as increased holiness and godly character. The Holy Spirit empowers us to live morally, according to God's will. 

Sermon About Holy Spirit: Submit to the Spirit Acts 1

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The purpose for the baptism with the Spirit was to show Jesus as the risen Messiah can save people from all nations into Christ’s church.

The Spirit put you into Christ’s body to reach the nations (Main Idea).

Do you know your role in God’s plan? Ask him and submit to him.

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