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Living in the Power of the Holy Spirit Part 1: The Promise of the Father


Scripture: Acts 1:1-8

I.          What Is a Promise?

1.   A promise is an assurance given by one person to another person that what they say will be done.
2.   A promise of God is a declaration of His intention to bestow a gift graciously upon us all.

II.          What Did the Father Promise?

1.   He will send the Holy Spirit with power for His people.
2.   There will be a definite result of the Holy Spirit coming into one’s life.

III.         What Does the Holy Spirit Do?

1.  The Holy Spirit always points us to what Jesus will do in our lives, not what the Spirit, Himself,
will do.
2.  John 15:26; 16:7, 13

IV.         Who Is the Holy Spirit of Promise?

1.   A person of the Trinity (John 14:26)
2.   God’s gift to every believer (Acts 2:38-39)
3.   God’s seal of ownership of the believer (Ephesians 1:13-14)
4.   The believer’s Helper (John 14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:7)
5.   The believer’s Teacher (John 14:26: 1 John 2:27; 2 Timothy 2:2)
6.   The believer’s Guide (John 16:13; Acts 16:7)
7. The believer’s source of spiritual power (Acts 1:8; Luke 24:48-49)


(By Dr. Charles F. Stanley. Copyright 2012 In Touch Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved. www.intouch.org.)