The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit

John 14.15-17, John 15.26-27, John 16.5-14

  1. Value the Holy Spirit (John 16.7-11; Rom. 8.1-11)
  2. Download the Inner Life of God (John 15.26-27; 2 Cor. 3.4-6; Gal. 5.22-23)
  3. Think About What the Spirit Has Done for You
    1. Regeneration (Titus 3.1-7)
    2. Indwelling (John 14.14-17)
    3. Baptism (1 Cor. 12.12-14)
    4. Sealing (Eph. 1.13-14)

The Person and Work of Christ

John 1.1-18

  1. Contemplate the Inspired Text (John 1.1-18)
  2. Develop a Biblical Theory of Jesus
  3. Apply It to Your Life
    1. Get Over Ourselves (Col. 3.9-17)
    2. Commit to Making Jesus Our Example (Phil 2.5-8; Rom. 12.1-18)

When we are more like Jesus we...

  1. Empty ourselves (Phil. 2.5-8)
  2. Gain a more merciful disposition in response to God’s mercy (12.1)
  3. Dedicate ourselves more fully to God (Rom. 12.1)
  4. Discern where we need to be different from the world (Rom. 12.2)
  5. Get outside our own perspective (Rom. 12.3) THIS REQUIRES FAITH!!!
  6. Reach our potential both as individuals and as a church (Rom. 12.4-8)
     

Hispanic Ministry Presentation

Acts 13.26-48

Ministries

  1. ESOL Classes 
  2. Spanish Classes? 
  3. Soccer Clinic/Practice   
  4. Music Classes (Drums, guitar, bass, piano)
  5. GBC Block Party – middle/end Aug.
  6. Bible Studies – Sunday afternoons  
  1. Paul started being attacked by the Jews
  2. Paul was faithful to the command God had for him.

We need to be prepared and faithful!

The Trinity pt2

Romans 12.1-18

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  • We need to think spiritually
  • We need to act spiritually
  • We need to emote spiritually
  • Only one man’s spirit did all three perfectly
  • For us, all three are good/bad
  • God’s spirit is what heals all three

 10 Signs You May Be Out of Touch with Your Own Heart (Heidi Priebe)

  1. Taking care of everyone else.
  2. Disappearing from their lives for long periods of time.
  3. Constantly. Staying. Busy.
  4. Continuously claiming that you’re fine.
  5. Developing irrational anxieties.
  6. Putting a positive spin on everything.
  7. Wanting to plan everything ahead of time.
  8. Dating people who are wrong for you.
  9. Turning EVERYTHING into a joke.
  10. Presenting a tough-as-nails exterior.
  • Shows us how we process life (1 Cor. 2.11-14)
  • Helps us focus on others (1 Cor. 3)
  • Demands humility & restraint in our judgments (1 Cor. 4.1-6)

Four Tests to See How Spiritual or Mature Your Evaluation/Judging Is:

  1. Are you building people up or tearing them down? (1 Cor. 3)
  2. Are you overly critical to yourself? (1 Cor 4.3)
  3. Are you overly critical of others (esp. assigning & judging motive? (1 Cor 4.4-5)
  4. Are you going beyond what is written? (1 Cor 4.6)
  • Get over yourself (Col. 3.9-17)

The Trinity

1 Corinthians 2.1-16

  • Shows us how we process life
  • Teaches us the necessity of respecting “other”
  • Gives us an understanding of God as love
  • Demands humility & restraint in our judgements
  • Stops making submission a dirty word

A Celebration of Men

Ephesians 3.1-21

A Good Man provides for those in under his care

  • Faithful
  • All Powerful
  • Trustworthy
  • Holy
  • Everlasting
  • Righteous

 

A Good Man loves his wife

A Good Man understands & knows how to deal with evil

A Good Man develops emotional fortitude

  •     Your mindset matters (Rom 14.14; Phil 4.8)
  •     Don’t wither inside
  •     Do something righteously bold
  •     Get serious about church (Eph 3.1-21)

Why Study the Trinity?

John 17.1-17

  1. Celebrate Literature, not System (John 1.18)
  2. Wrestle with God through Your Bible
    1. Love God with Your Mind
    2. Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously
  3. Contemplate the Theory of the Trinity (Rom. 8.1-17)
  4. Apply It to Your Life
    1. Shows us how we process life

The Word and Doctrine

1.  Celebrate Literature, not System (John 1.18)
2.  Wrestle with God through Your Bible
        A.  Love God with Your Mind
        B.  Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously