Highlights from last night:
>Prophetic word during worship: the Holy Spirit is leading the church into a new place with new steps, different from how He has moved in the past
>Rich challenged us to have a robust theology of the Holy Spirit.
>The book of Acts contains 21 acts of power and 46 acts of grace
>Do not let the book of Acts become the book of Drats
-Drats, we could have shared the gospel if we had waited on the Holy Spirit.
-Drats: we could have healed the lame man if we had waited on the Holy Spirit
-Drats, we could have been generous if we had waited on the Holy Spirit.
-Acts instead of Drats.
>"Is the Holy Spirit baked in the cake or sprinkled on top for decoration?" Rich Kao
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.”
Three Things Found in Acts 1:8
1. Third Person of the Trinity – the Holy Spirit
2. Global Mission
3. Personal Engagement
Four Tips to Grow in Gifts of Power and Grace
1.Saturate your heart with the Gospel.
2.Get practical. ie Helping your neighbors/neighborhood.
3. Have a bias towards action.
4. Prove your consistency of love and grace.
How to live in the gifts of Power and Grace
>All of us have a capacity for the Holy Spirit.
>Find your gift - your strength zone.
>Get mentoring in your strength zone.
>Understand how the annointing works.
>Practice, practice, practice.
What helps you live each day under the anointing influence of the Holy Spirit?