Sermon Notes 6/16 – The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit

                            First Corinthians 12 and 14
verse 7 – manifestation
      (1.) The word Manifestation means to benefit people
-the spirituals are present to help people.  They are for others….
     (2.) The word manifestation speaks of going public
-they are to be used mainly outside of the church in the marketplace
vs8-10 – these verses list the 9 spirituals
verse 11 ——- 4 Points About The Holy Spirit
     1. There is only one Holy Spirit – Eph 4:4-6
     2. He is the same Holy Spirit – Heb 13:8 & Mal 3:6
     3.The Holy Spirit is always moving – v11
-works – is energy, activity and being alive
-The Holy Spirit uses believers to do His work
      4. The Holy Spirit distributes the 9 spirituals – v11
-no believer possesses any of the 9 spirituals
-the Holy Spirit determines who He uses
1 Corinthians 12:10 – tongues and interpretation of tongues refers to the 9 spirituals and not the evidence of speaking in tongues that comes when we receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit
1 Corinthians 12:28-31 –
v25 – no division is allowed in any church and in the body of Christ — NO
-1 Cor 1:10 & 3:1-4 – division is of the flesh and the enemy and must be dealt with
verse 28 – God places all gifts in the body of Christ
Helps – a person who will do anything
Administrations – one who pilots the ship
vs29-30 – keep all Bible scriptures in context
-the answer to all of the questions is NO
-tongues here is referring to being one of the 9 spirituals
verses 12-13 – the church is compared to a human body – it has many members and is one
                      – the body of Christ is one and has many members – Jesus is the Head – Colossians 1:15-18
verse 13 – There is only true and living Holy Spirit who is God
-1 Corinthians 11:3-4, 13-15
-we were all baptized into one body @ salvation
               3 Baptisms
       1. water baptism – water – any believer
       2. Baptism in the Holy Spirit – The Holy Spirit – Jesus Christ – Matt 3:11
       3. Baptism into the body of Christ – the church – 1 Cor 12:13 – Holy Spirit
verse 31 – are you just coveting what you think are the best gifts – but you need to pursue the more excellent way – PURSUE LOVE…….
                                    FIRST CORINTHIANS 14
verse 1 – Pursue Love – to follow after…Press forward…run after…persist until possessed
-it is a hunting term and a priority
-Pursue love because God is love – 1 John 4:7-8 – Pursue the Gift Giver and not the gifts
Desire Eagerly the Spiritual Gifts
Desire – means to have a warm feeling for/to long for/to crave
Earnestly – means intentionally/seriously/with zeal/intensely
Prophecy – means to speak an inspired message
——-Prophecy is easier to accept because it is in our native language