Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Message By: Guy Becnel
Series: Up Close & Personal with the Holy Spirit!
“Not For Sale"
"And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles‘ hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money, saying, “Give me this power also, that anyone on whom I lay hands may receive the Holy Spirit.” But Peter said to him, “Your money perish with you, because you thought that the gift of God could be purchased with money! You have neither part nor portion in this matter, for your heart is not right in the sight of God."
(Acts 8: 18-21 NKJV)
Grieve: To cause to suffer; Cause great distress to someone.
"And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice."
(Ephesians 4:30-31 NKJV)
1. We must not GRIEVE the Holy Spirit but DELIGHT the Holy Spirit.
"Be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you."
(Ephesians 4:32 NKJV)
Quench: To extinguish (put out) or suppress fire.
"Do not quench the spirit."
(1 Thessalonians 5:19 NKJV)
2. Add FUEL to the fire by CHOOSING to be OBEDIENT to the HOLY SPIRIT!
Blaspheme: The act of insulting God and His name or showing a lack of reverence toward God.
"Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come."
(Matthew 12:32 NKJV)
3. To EXALT the Holy Spirit is to give Him REVERENCE.
SOLDOUT: Being completely committed, devoted, invested and engaged to the cause. To be willing to go anywhere, do anything and give up everything in order to achieve the goal by any means necessary.
Life Group Questions:
What is your understanding of who the Holy Spirit is?
Have you ever grieved the Holy Spirit? Explain how and why.
Give some examples on how you can express the Holy Spirit in your daily life?
How can you develop a deeper relationship with the Holy Spirit? And how can you experience more of His presence and power?