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Christian Life Program Talk 9 – RECEIVING THE HOLY SPIRIT.

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1 Christian Life Program Talk 9 – RECEIVING THE HOLY SPIRIT

2 The Holy Spirit in Scripture 1.What God said in Ezekiel’s time a.Promise of the Holy Spirit (Ez 36:26) b.Power from the Holy Spirit (Ez 36:27) 2.Jesus gave the Holy Spirit to his disciples; men gain: a.A new nature (inward dimension) b.Power to serve (outward dimension) 3.God wants all men to have new life February, CLP Talk 9 - Receiving the Holy Spirit

3 Today’s Session To claim God’s promise of the Holy Spirit: To claim God’s promise of the Holy Spirit: “And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.... If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him? February, CLP Talk 9 - Receiving the Holy Spirit

4 Some Important Points Not 2 nd baptism but a release of the power of the Holy Spirit Not 2 nd baptism but a release of the power of the Holy Spirit Jesus is the baptizer Jesus is the baptizer Different things will happen Different things will happen – Don’t seek a particular kind of experience – Just turn to the Lord and receive the new life of the Holy Spirit February, CLP Talk 9 - Receiving the Holy Spirit

5 Receiving God’s Gifts You know what you need; ask for it You know what you need; ask for it – More courage to life Christian life, etc. – Be open to God’s gifts February, CLP Talk 9 - Receiving the Holy Spirit

6 Receiving God’s Gifts 1.Some important right attitudes a.Relax b.Don’t be afraid c.Don’t be concerned about how you might act as you respond to the Spirit’s promptings February, CLP Talk 9 - Receiving the Holy Spirit

7 Receiving the Gift of Tongues Tongues is a gift of praise Tongues is a gift of praise Yielding to the gift: Yielding to the gift: – Ask for it – Yield to the leading of the Spirit – Begin by praising God in your own words – Do not analyze the sounds or focus on the experience – Resist temptation to think it is just you. February, CLP Talk 9 - Receiving the Holy Spirit

8 Other Reminders After you are finished being prayed with: After you are finished being prayed with: – Return to your seat and wait – Continue to pray – Maintain an atmosphere of prayer and reverence February, CLP Talk 9 - Receiving the Holy Spirit

9 Final Words God wants you to have His gifts; desire it! God wants you to have His gifts; desire it! God offers and gives His gifts; our part is to accept! God offers and gives His gifts; our part is to accept! February, CLP Talk 9 - Receiving the Holy Spirit

10 Closing Exhortation 1.Different people have different experiences: a.Feeling is not the important thing b.Don’t worry if you did not speak in tongues c.In your prayer this week, give plenty of time to praise and thanksgiving February, CLP Talk 9 - Receiving the Holy Spirit

11 Closing Exhortation (cont’d.) Be aware that Satan can tempt you to doubt Be aware that Satan can tempt you to doubt – Satan seeks to rob you of God’s gift. – Do not let feelings of doubt bother you Do not expect all your problems to go away all at once. Do not expect all your problems to go away all at once. Be faithful to a regular prayer time. Be faithful to a regular prayer time. This is just the beginning. This is just the beginning. February, CLP Talk 9 - Receiving the Holy Spirit

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