Week 03 - The Equipper
He gives us power.
He gives us gifts.
1. He Gives Us Power
I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.
You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: “Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit,” says the Lord Almighty.
What are you, mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground.
(Good News Translation)
Obstacles as great as mountains will disappear before you.
You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses....
1 Cor. 4:20
For the Kingdom of God does not consist in words, but in power.
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do, I do not do, but what I hate, I do.
I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.
For I do not do the good I want to do. But the evil I do not want to do, this I keep on doing.
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.
“....full of the Holy Spirit....”
“....in the power of the Spirit...”
2. He Gives Us Gifts
1 Cor. 13:8-12
Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part; but when perfection comes, the partial will be done away.
When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.
1 Cor. 14:1
Follow the way of love, and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit.
1 Corinthians 12:4-11
4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. 6 There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons. 7 But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8 For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10 and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills.
Gifts of the Spirit
-Interpretation of Tongues
-Discerning of Spirits
-Word of Wisdom
-Word of Knowledge
2 Cor. 3:6
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