Acts: The Holy Spirit

I Corinthians 12:13

Acts: The Holy Spirit

I Corinthians 12:13

Sermon Notes

Preacher: Jeremiah Fyffe


Acts: The Holy Spirit


1. UNIQUE WORK OF THE SPIRIT AMONG THE PEOPLES IN ACTS

Acts 2:1–4 - Jerusalem

Acts 8:14–17 - Samaritans

Acts 10:44–48 - Gentiles

Acts 19:4–7 - Disciples of John


2. PAUL’S EXPRESSION OF BAPTISM IN ONE SPIRIT


3. SHOULD WE EXPECT TO BE BAPTIZED WITH THE SPIRIT?


4. THE HOLY SPIRIT WITHIN US


Jesus said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God (John 3:5).”


John the Baptist said, “I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire (Matthew 3:11).”


Acts 2:1–4 - Jerusalem

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.


Acts 8:14–17 - Samaritans

Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John, who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit, for he had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.


Acts 10:44–48 - Gentiles

While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. And the believers from among the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles. For they were hearing them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter declared, “Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.


Acts 19:4–7 - Disciples of John

And Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking in tongues and prophesying. There were about twelve men in all.


1 Corinthians 12:13

For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.


Romans 6:3–4

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.


Galatians 3:27

For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.


Ephesians 4:4–6

There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.


Acts 15:7–9

And after there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, “Brothers, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe. And God, who knows the heart, bore witness to them, by giving them the Holy Spirit just as he did to us, and he made no distinction between us and them, having cleansed their hearts by faith.


1 Corinthians 4:12 says

So with yourselves, since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, strive to excel in building up the church.


Here is how Guy Duffield answers this question in his “Foundations of Pentecostal Theology”:

The Baptism with the Holy Ghost is a definite experience, subsequent to salvation, whereby the Third Person of the Godhead comes upon the believer to anoint and energize him for special service. This experience is designated, in the New Testament, as the Spirit “falling upon,” “coming upon,” or being “poured out upon” the yielded believer in a sudden and supernatural manner.

Celebration Song List

CELEBRATE Who God Is

Come Behold The Wondrous Mystery

Cornerstone

CONNECT Our Need for Christ

Your Grace Is Enough

COMMUNITY In the Word and Communion

Simplicity

CONTRIBUTION of Praise

How Marvelous

My Lighthouse

Community Group Questions

QUESTION 1:

Have various people in the group look up and read Acts 2:1–4 - Jerusalem, Acts 8:14–17 - Samaritans, Acts 10:44–48 - Gentiles, Acts 19:4–7 - Disciples of John. Then share with the rest of the group how you saw the Holy Spirit working in the midst of that passage.

QUESTION 2:

Read and consider 1 Corinthians 12:13 - “For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit,” along with Romans 6:3–4 and Galatians 3:27. How does the Holy Spirit in Acts demonstrate the reality of these passages.

QUESTION 3:

John Piper asks the question: “Did you receive the Spirit when you believed?” What evidence have you seen in your life, recently and in the past, of the Spirit’s cleansing, convicting, sending and transforming power?

QUESTION 4:

Look over the Sermon notes, quotes and scriptures above. What questions or observations remain with you. Discuss and pray over these as a group.

PRAYER NOTES