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Life in the Spirit

Scriptures Referenced: (Acts 4:32-37, 1 Corinthians 12:12-13, James 2:15-16, 1 John 3:17-18)

Speaker: Tom Leonard, May 12, 2019

About Tom Leonard: Tom Leonard is the Senior Pastor at Island Alliance Church.

Scriptures Referenced

Acts 4:32-37

32And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. 33And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. 34Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, 35And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need. 36And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus, 37Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet. (KJV)

1 Corinthians 12:12-13

12For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. 13For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. (KJV)

James 2:15-16

15If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? (KJV)

1 John 3:17-18

17But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? 18My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. (KJV)


Life in the Spirit
Acts 4:32-37
Main Point:
Let us long for the Spirit to work the ________________
through us in these ways:

1. The Spirit makes us ______ in heart & mind. verse 32

I Corinthians 12:12-13

2. The Spirit empowers us to to the reality of the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus! verse 33

I Peter 3:15 “Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it.

3. The Spirit enabled them to what they owned so that none were needy among them! verses 34-35

James 2:15-16

I John 3:17-18