Unleashed Part 2

January 18, 2018 in featured, Sermon Notes, Video


UNLEASHED – Living The Spirit-Filled Life (Part 2)

 

John 14:12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.

 

John 3:3-8 3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”

4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”

5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.

7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going.

So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”

 

  1. There is a SPIRIT component to Christianity.

 

  1. There is a new BIRTH into a new person.

 

  1. There is a MYSTERY to it; an unknown, an unsafeness, a scariness, an adventure.

 

2Timothy 1:9 He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace.

 

Leviticus 11:44 I am the Lord your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy.

 

1Peter 1:14-15 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.

 

HOLY – different, abnormal, peculiar, separated, set apart, stands out, awesome (inciting awe), amazing, magnificent, mysterious, scary, feared, otherworldly || the word has no innate or inferred moral position.

 

As we’ve lost sight of who and what GOD is,  we’ve lost sight of who and what WE are.

 

“Holy” is the new person/creature/life of the Christian IDENTITY.

 

Ephesians 2:19 So then you are no longer foreigners and noncitizens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of God’s household (NET)

 

The word “Saints” (AKA: God’s people/people of God) is literally the word HOLY.

 

We are to be DIFFERENT than everyone else. There is to be an OTHERWORLDLINESS to our life.    

 

God is a “COME as you are” God, but not a “STAY as you are” God. He loves you too much to let you stay the SAME.

 

Jesus/God isn’t an ADDITIVE to your life, He is your life (Deuteronomy 30:20; Colossians 3:3).

 

Christian faith is a process of being CONFORMED to the likeness of God (Romans 12:1-2).

 

1Peter 2:2-11 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.

 

4 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him—  

 

5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering

spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

 

9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

 

10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

 

11 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires,which wage war against your soul.

 

  1. We are in a progression of MATURITY in conformity to being like JESUS as living stones.

 

  1. We have a new IDENTITY to live out and live in, being in but not of the world.  

 

John 6:63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.

 

Before we can walk in the POWER we must walk in the PERSON of the Holy Spirit.