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Sun, Jun 22, 2014

Empowered by the Holy Spirit

When the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you do the things you never did before. Consider it a favour when God asks you to do something. It is grace when God choses you among many He could have went to. The only thing that can happen to the will of God is delay, it can never fail. God takes care of His plans and He is focused to see His will come to pass. The church exists to bring people to Christ, if there are no new people coming in, then the church has lost its meaning. When last did you bring the new person in the kingdom of God? Do not lose a meaning to win souls. Wonder why church is not moving, it has lost appetite to move out. The Holy Spirit gives the appetite to win souls. A united front is a blessed front; unity is where the power is. Sometimes we are united without plan. Never underestimate the power of planning. Moving forward with the Holy Spirit!

empowered series

Acts 2:1-13

Title: Empowered by the Holy Spirit

-The will of God will delay but never fail

-“worship” = worthy of service

-Many people miss the best because they have given the rest to others

Acts 2:1 “Pentecost”

Deuteronomy 16:16-17

-Feast of the unleavened bread - Jesus offered as blameless and pure

-Feast of the weeks - feast of harvest

-Fest of Tabernacles - God is our shelter and protection

Leviticus 23:15-15

-Sheaf represents praise and worship

-50 days represents the same 50 days that it took to reach Pentecost

-Feast of the weeks - celebration of harvest

Matthew 9:35-37

-The issue is with the church - we are meant to send out and not to bring in

-The church has lost the appetite to send out because the engine (the Holy Spirit) is missing

Acts 2:1

- To move in one accord in one place

- A united front is a blessed front

Genesis 11:5-6

-Sometimes things don’t work out because you will be united without a plan

-Many people underestimate the power of planning

-Unity + Planning = Success

-Stick to what you want to do and go slowly

Psalms 133:1-3

-When God sees unity, He blesses

* Isaiah 2:2-3; Isaiah 56:1-7; 1 Peter 2:10

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