Holy Spirit Birth
February 17th, 2019

John 1:32-34 “I saw the Holy Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on Jesus. I would not have known him, except that the One who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘The man on whom you see the Holy Spirit come down and remain is He who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ I have seen and I testify that this is the Son of God!”

John 3:3-8 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him.”

      In reply, Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth; no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”

     “How can a man be born when he is old? Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb to be born!”

      Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Holy Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Holy Spirit.”

THREE OBJECTIVES OF NEW BIRTH

1.    POWER – clothed with power from on high Luke 24:49

2.    KNOWLEDGE – The Holy Spirit will guide you into all truth… The Holy Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you. John 16:13, 15

3.    CLEANSING – The Holy Spirit will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness. John 16:8

“As a child, I talked, thought, and reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.”





New Study Wednesday Evening
February 10th, 2019

Wednesday February 20th

Pastor Harry VanAken begins a Wednesday night study on the time between Jesus’ death and ascension.





Holy Spirit Traits
February 10th, 2019

1 John 4:2
This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,(NIV)

2 Timothy 1:7
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.(NIV)

“People governed with a spirit of fear usually possess a dread of disapproval from others. If you are driven by what people think, more than what God thinks of you, this is a spirit of fear not born from God. But if the fear of a righteous God drives you, the God’s Spirit will reign in you.”

R.T. Kendall

Romans 8:15-16
For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.(NIV)

Acts 3:6-7
Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong.(NIV)

1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.(NIV)

Romans 8:38-39
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.(NIV)

James 3:2
We all stumble in many ways. If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to keep his whole body in check.(NIV)

Ephesians 6:10-11
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.(NIV)