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Holy Spirit – Week 3

November 13, 2022

Series: Holy Spirit

Who Is the Holy Spirit?

What is This Person Like?

The Day of Pentecost




How many of us are glad that we invited Jesus into our lives, but afraid of a relationship with the Holy Spirit?

2 Types of Definitions for Pentecostal: Cultural & Biblical

The Holy Spirit is not limited to a group, a denomination, or associated with a form of legalism

Biblical Definition of Pentecostal: Someone who understands and appreciates the fulfillment of the Jewish Feast of Pentecost

A true relationship with the Holy Spirit isn’t weird; it’s necessary

“and I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper (comforter, advocate, intercessor, counselor, strengthener, standby) to be with you forever – the Spirit of Truth…” John 14:16-17 AMP

A life without the Holy Spirit leaves so many benefits & blessings left on the table

The Day of Pentecost

When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” Acts 2:1-4 NKJV

When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

A Specific Time, a Location, and an Attitude

The Time: Day of Pentecost

The Location: The Upper Room in Jerusalem

The Attitude: They were in Unity of heart and mind

  1. The Time: Day of Pentecost

The Feast of Passover

The Feast of the Tabernacles

The Feast of Pentecost


  1. The Location: The Upper Room in Jerusalem

And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language. Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans?  And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born?—we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.”  So they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “Whatever could this mean?” Others mocking said, “They are full of new wine.” Acts 2:5-8; 12-13

“…speaking in our tongues the wonderful works of God.”

“So now you Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God’s holy people. You are members of God’s family. Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself. We are carefully joined together in him, becoming a holy temple for the Lord. Through him you Gentiles are also being made part of this dwelling where God lives by his Spirit.” Ephesians 2:19-22

  1. The Attitude: United

The Holy Spirit empowers us to live in a way that is consistent with our righteous position through Jesus

And the Holy Spirit also testifies that this is so. For he says,

“This is the new covenant I will make

with my people on that day, says the lord:

I will put my laws in their hearts,

and I will write them on their minds.” Hebrews 10:15-16

The law represents death the Holy Spirit brings about a new life

“So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1

And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t. I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? Romans 7:18-19;24

“So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.” Romans 8:1-2

Sin keeps us from walking in righteousness, but the Holy Spirit gives us the power to conquer the sin that tries to kill us

For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering. Romans 8:13-17

How Can We Enter into a Relationship With The Holy Spirit?

Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. This promise is to you, to your children, and to those far away—all who have been called by the Lord our God.” Acts 2:38-39

  1. Repent
  2. Be Water Baptized
  3. Receive the Holy Spirit