Real Church Part 2 “Real Power”

Real Church – Part 2

Real Power

The book of Acts lists some of the ___________ of the people who began to ______________ the world.

The primary purpose of the church is to be a _______________ for Jesus.  Acts 1:8  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

All of us should feel_______________ to be a witness; but Jesus ______________ us something special.  Luke 24:49   I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”

__________________ power is almost always preceded by __________________ obedience.

_______________ obedience yields __________________ results.

The disciples didn’t ____________ the power because of their obedience but they put themselves in place to ______________ the power because of their obedience.

Acts 2:1-12

The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues[a] as the Spirit enabled them.

Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,[b] 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” 12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”

The disciples began to speak in ________________ languages that were previously ________________ to them.

The ______________ of God fell upon these _____________ in the person of the Holy Spirit and they were ________________ and _________________ to be witnesses.

There are ______________ power traps we can fall into:

Strong ___________________


__________  ______________.

All of these can be _____________ but they are traps without the power of _____________.

Three Things About the Spirit and His Power

  1. The Spirit comes ____________________.

When you receive Jesus as ______________, God gives                you His ______________.

  1. The Spirit ________________us to fulfill our purpose. vs 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!”

God’s purpose always goes _______________ our own                personal ability and power.

  1. The Spirit is _________________ to others.

Can you identify ____________ and __________ in your life            that are evidences of the Spirit that others see?

No power of the Spirit?

Maybe _________ Jesus?

Maybe _________ maturity?

Maybe _________  repentance?