Monday, June 15, 2020

The Holy Spirit at work - Acts 1

We launched a brand new teaching series at MKCC this past Sunday about the Holy Spirit. I am reminded of how John Phillips, my favourite lecturer at college, introduced his series of lectures on the book of the Acts of the Apostles. He suggested that a better name for the book would be "The Acts of the Holy Spirit" and set us a task of listing all the times we see the Holy Spirit at work in these chapters. 

So, I thought to repeat that exercises again 38 years later would remind me of the Holy Spirit's vital work in the early church.

So here is Acts 1
  • Jesus was directed by the Holy Spirit in choosing the Apostles v 2
  • Jesus was guided by the Holy Spirit in His teaching of the Apostles v 2
  • The Holy Spirit was promised by God the Father and Jesus v 4
  • Experiencing the Holy Spirit is described as baptism. The Greek word "baptizo" to immerse, cleanse or purify. v 5
  • The Holy Spirit is guided by God Father’s v 7
  • The Holy Spirit brings us power v 8
  • The Holy Spirit comes to individuals v 8
  • The main purpose of the Holy Spirit is to empower us to tell others about Jesus. v8
  • The Apostles recognised that the Holy Spirit was at work in writing scripture v 15
  • Was the Holy Spirit at work in how the Apostles chose a replacement for Judas Iscariot v 26
Can you add any?

More to come


Paul Bunch said...

Looks like you've got them all. ;)

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