Power for Living
By His death and Resurrection, Jesus gives us the gift of His indwelling Spirit – He lives in us and gives us His life, fills and empowers us to be His witnesses to lost people.
1.The Primary purpose of the Holy Spirit’s work is to bring the Lord Jesus Christ into us John 14:16-17; Romans 8:9-10
*Water, baptizing you, goes all around you, but the Holy Spirit baptizing you goes all around, and all in you!
In v.8 Jesus says we will receive what? Power!
Water cannot empower but the Holy Spirit fills us with power!
(again, it’s not about power, but the HS brings power!)
2. Repentance and transformed living comes from the life of
Jesus in us by the Spirit.
3. Testimony of who Jesus Christ is and what He has done (witnessing) comes from the work of the Holy Spirit in us.
*All of us must be daily filled (= submitted to & controlled by) with the Spirit of Jesus Christ in us!