Sermon Notes: A Spirit-filled Ministry

Spiritfilled Ministry – Tom Craig Sunday May 1st, 2005 – PM Luke 24:46-49 “But tarry ye here” – Are we doing the work of the spirit in the spirit or in the flesh?
What is the supernatural holy power?

  1. It is the means that I do the work of Christ
  2. It is the power by which Christ did His work (Luke ?)
  3. It is the means by which I do the witnessing for Christ Perform by the means of the Spirit. Acts 1

The power of the Holy Spirit is given

  1. when there is a great thirsting for it! We don’t feel parched and thirsty when we
  2. when there is a cleansing! The Lord left these men for 10 days which has been speculated that there was a great time of repentance among the disciples. We clean more for guest to enter our earthly house rather then the Holy Spirit to enter our spiritual house.
  3. when there is a complete surrender! God does not share our life, only controls it!

    It was once asked of D.L. Moody by a jealous young evangelist if he had a monopoly on the Holy Spirit. A wise old preacher replied “I don’t know if I have a monopoly on the Holy Spirit but I do know that the Holy Spirit has a monopoly on me.”

  4. when there is a asking! Be ye being filled! We become drunk with the spirit by being controlled by the spirit yesterday, today and tomorrow. Every minute of every day!

How did the Holy Spirit primarily affect the Apostles? Through Their tongue! – Acts 1:24-29

  1. It was manifested in their courage! Why don’t we witness? Because we are more concerned about ourselves then the commands that Christ has given us. We are scared!
    What is the difference in Peter between the beginning and the end of Acts 1?
  2. It was manifested in the convincing!
  3. It was manifested in the convicting!
  4. In was manifested in the converting!

What’s That? – Really?!

Sometimes we say things with an alternate meaning and don’t intend for them to be taken literally. I wonder if that is the case with what “boss” said?

Are you sure

What’s that? – Watch for falling ?

These days it everything has a warning label. Hairdryers warn “Do not to use while in the tub”, sleep medications warn “may cause drowsiness” and clothing irons warn “Do not Iron clothes on body.”

Just when it seems we have been warned of everything, along comes the government!

Watch for falling . . .

What’s That? – Lost in Translation

For the second installment I decided to go with another picture, but some stories I have almost made it.
For those of us with our native tongue as English, sometimes we take for granted the idiosyncrasies of our language. Statements like “Lost money found” or “Grandmothers Old-fashion Brand New Cookies” make perfect sense to us (or most of us). Sometime things just get Lost in Translation . . .

Lost in Translation

What’s That? – The Beginning

I often receive e-mail that makes me chuckle and adds a little humor to my day, so I thought it would be nice to start posting my “funny” library for everyone.
Today’s installment of “What’s That?” starts a series of pictures, quotes and stories that will make you look twice and hopefully add a bright spot to your day.

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April 16th, the day everything has been building for since Jan. So much has been happening lately. It is incredible how quickly life can change. Dreams fulfilled, burdens lifted; everything seemingly happening at once. Recently the importance of several character qualities has really become apparent. It is incredible how often life events make seemingly abstract ideas become concrete. How a slight words spoken in jest or actions required for advancement completely change our outlook.

On another note, a really cool quote I heard in a seminar has given me pause for thought.

“The enemy is in front of us. The enemy is behind us. The enemy is to the right and to the left of us. They can’t get away this time!” – Gen. Douglas MacArthur