The Principles Of Power

Acts 2 (­Program 2271, Air dates 03.17.2013 & 03.24.2013)

  1. INTRODUCTION
    1. Our mandate has not changed.
      1. Matthew 28:20
    2. Our Master has not changed.
      1. Hebrews 13:8
    3. Our message has not changed.
      1. Jude 3
      2. If it’s new it’s not true.
    4. Our methods have not changed.
      1. Prayer
      2. Holy Spirit anointing
      3. Sharing
      4. Witnessing
      5. Soul-winning
      6. Giving
      7. Loving
    5. Mankind has not changed.
      1. It is an insult to God to say we cannot have a revival.
      2. Romans 5:20
      3. 1 John 4:4
    6. God demonstrates His power.
      1. His power is symbolized.
        1. Acts 2:2-3
          1. His power is symbolized by wind and fire.
      2. His power is vocalized.
        1. Acts 2:4
        2. Acts 2:6-11
        3. The gift of tongues is a sign to unbelievers.
          1. 1 Corinthians 14:21-22
      3. His power is actualized.
        1. Acts 2:4
          1. The fullness of the Holy Spirit is the abiding principle of Pentecost.
  1. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A PROMISE TO BE RECEIVED.              (Acts 2 :37-39)
    1. The Holy Spirit Himself is the gift.
    2. We do not need to be baptized in order to be saved, but rather because we have been saved.
      1. Acts 2:38
      2. Luke 11:32
    3. Pentecost is an accomplished fact just like Calvary is an accomplished fact.
      1. Luke 24:49
    4. Having the Holy Spirit is what makes you a Christian.
      1. Romans 8:9
  1. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A POWER TO BE RELEASED. (Acts 1:8)
    1. This power is not a physical power.
    2. This power is not an economic power.
    3. This power is not a political power.
    4. This power is spiritual power.
      1. Acts 2:14, 22
    5. Holiness is not the way to Christ; Christ is the way to holiness.
    6. We cannot make ourselves worthy of the Holy Spirit.
      1. 1 Corinthians 4:7
  1. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A PERSON TO BE RECOGNIZED. (Acts 2:12-18)
    1. Peter did not take credit for what was happening during Pentecost.
    2. One of the things that kills churches is when God starts working and people take the credit for it.
      1. Isaiah 42:8
  1. CONCLUSION
    1. Characteristics of a Spirit-filled church:
      1. There will be amazement.
        1. Acts 2:12
          1. Some people will be amazed at God’s work.
      2. There will be amusement.
        1. Acts 2:13
          1. Some people will mock and make fun of us.
      3. There will be acknowledgement.   
        1. Acts 2:41
          1. Some people will acknowledge Jesus as Lord and will be saved.

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