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Order of Service

Music……………………..Worship Team
Raise a Hallelujah
Welcome……………………….Bill Butler
Music……………………..Worship Team
Build My Life
Nothing Else
Message……………..Gilbert Thurston
Filled with the Holy Spirit
Offering & Announcements
Dismissal…………….Gilbert Thurston

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For forty days after Jesus had suffered and died, he proved in many ways that he had been raised from death. He appeared to his apostles and spoke to them about God’s kingdom. While he was still with them, he said: Don’t leave Jerusalem yet. Wait here for the Father to give you the Holy Spirit, just as I told you he has promised to do. John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.

-Acts 1:3-4

Seven weeks had gone by since Jesus’ death and resurrection, and the Day of Pentecost had now arrived. As the believers met together that day, suddenly there was a sound like the roaring of a mighty windstorm in the skies above them and it filled the house where they were meeting.  Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them. And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability.

-Acts 2:1-4

Everyone was excited and confused. Some of them even kept asking each other, “What does all this mean?” Others made fun of the Lord’s followers and said, “They are drunk.”

-Acts 2:12-13

I will give my Spirit to everyone. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will have dreams.  In those days I will give my Spirit to my servants, both men and women, and they will prophesy.

-Acts 2:17-18

The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you.

-Romans 8:11

The Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.  Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another.

-Galatians 5:22-26

Don’t get drunk on alcohol for many evils lie along that path; be filled instead with the Holy Spirit and controlled by him.

-Ephesians 5:18

Pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank him for his answers. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus.

-Philippians 4:6-7

To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1. What have historically been your thoughts or feelings about the role of the Holy Spirit coming into this message?

2. How do you see the role of the Spirit now in your life?

3. How can you continually be more and more filled with the Spirit?

4. What is your next step as a result of this message?