The Outpouring of the Spirit: A Journey of Faith and Power

Sermon Notes from Sunday AM Service at the Kannapolis Church of God July 17, 2016 at 10:30 am.  Message by Dr. Greg Sloop, Lead P

What Does It Mean to Be Spirit-Filled?

Acts 1:4–8 (NKJV)

4 And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; 5 for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

The Promise of the Holy Spirit
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
baptizo – to immerse
Water in Glass v. Glass in Water

6 Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. 8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

The Purpose of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit

Power – dunamis
Witness – marturios

Acts 2:1–4 (NKJV)
2:1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.

The Fulfillment of the Promise
The Day of Pentecost
Fully Come
One Accord
One Place
Sound of Wind
Whole House Filled

3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Divided Tongues of Fire – One tremendous flame, divided in to many tongues, with one resting on each person. Transcendent moment, described as well as possible by Luke in a metaphor.
Filled – immersed, overfilled to overflowing. Various words used:filled, baptized, poured out
Speak with Other Tongues – known or heavenly
Spirit gave the Utterance – impetus is in God, not man

3 thoughts on “The Outpouring of the Spirit: A Journey of Faith and Power

  1. I still cant speak in tongues. I have seen people speak in tongues in Church. Not calling g no names because I am totally aganist gossiping. When I saw them out side of Church I have heard them cussing. What’s up with that Pastor? Have a great day!! Just curious.


    1. As I said in my sermon Sunday, not all people who speak in tongues are baptized in the Holy Spirit. However, the baptism is available to all believers who seek for it and are set apart from their past life of sin. Keep seeking, God will give you this precious gift!


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