We are having some challenges with our service recordings so we have missed the last two messages but we have the notes for you to refer to....
* Discipleship is abt how you live your 24/7 life (orthopraxy) not just about what you believe (orthodoxy)
* all of us being commissioned as his disciples who make disciples (no qualifications)
Once when he was eating with them, he commanded them, “Do not leave Jerusalem until the Father sends you the gift he promised, as I told you before. John baptized with water, but in just a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” So when the apostles were with Jesus, they kept asking him, “Lord, has the time come for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?” He replied, “The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
water baptism & obedience => Rabbi's Yoke = Lifestyle & character
Holy Spirit Baptism => supernatural empowerment for mission
Reference: 'Despooking the Spirit' 2014 series
1) HS is not a dictator - helper/comforter/guide/teacher/spirit of grace
John 14,15,16; 2 Cor 3:17;Romans 8:15
2) Jn 3:34
For he is sent by God. He speaks God’s words, for God gives him the Spirit without limit.
We have as much of the HS as we are willing to receive/are willing to surrender to/are aware of.
3) Baptism in the HS is an initial gateway leading into a new realm of supernatural living.
2 Peter 1:3-4
His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.