Saturday prayer time...
Pentecost and the Holy Spirit

Saturday 5th May 2018

Saturday prayer time.

 

Where are we? In Gods house.

Holy spirit, please join us and guide our hearts and minds with what pleases our Lord Jesus....

 

Lets think about- “being in Gods presence....”

 

For the Spirit of Peace that calms our mind
and stills our life, we give you thanks.

For the Spirit of Love that touches hearts
and reaches out, we give you thanks.

For the Spirit of Joy that lifts our soul
and gives us faith we give you thanks.

For the Spirit of Power, that gift of grace
for this your church, we give you thanks.

 

Many thanks to www.faithandworship.com


May 10th, Assesnsion,

Ascension day is the 40th day of Easter, and occurs 39 days after Easter Sunday, and commemorates the Christian belief of the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven

 

May 20th, Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost is 50 days after Easter, when the Holy spirit came from Heaven to dwell with us and in us.

 

'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 as the Spirit enabled them.'
Acts Chapter 2 (NIV)

 

The book of Acts is a fascinating record of the bridge between the life and ministry of Jesus and His disciples, and the formation of Church as we know it now. Why not commit to reading the whole of the book of Acts during this month of May, to get a glimpse of the work of the Holy spirit through the early Church.

 

The Godhead three in one, Father, Spirit and Son. The Holy spirit is often left out of our picture of Church, yet it is he, the Holy spirit who is our “helper” that Jesus talked about our Father sending us. This is why Pentecost is celebrated.

 

In this quiet time, lets ask the Holy spirit to reveal himself to us now, and ask him to guide our hearts with our Fathers Hopes and dreams. Lets ask for Jesus' guidance and help in the week to come.

 


 

1. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:8).

2. He guides us into all truth (John 16:13).

3. He regenerates us (John 3:5-8; Titus 3:5)

4. He glorifies and testifies of Christ (John 15:26; 16:14)

5. He reveals Christ to us and in us (John 16:14-15)

6. He leads us (Rom. 8:14; Gal. 5:18; Matt. 4:1; Luke 4:1).

7. He sanctifies us (2 Thess. 2:13; 1 Pet. 1:2; Rom. 5:16).

8. He empowers us (Luke 4:14; 24:49; Rom. 15:19; Acts 1:8).

9. He fills us (Eph. 5:18; Acts 2:4; 4:8, 31; 9:17).

10. He teaches us to pray (Rom. 8:26-27; Jude 1:20).

11. He bears witness in us that we are children of God (Rom. 8:16).

12. He produces in us the fruit or evidence of His work and presence (Gal. 5:22-23).

13. He distributes spiritual gifts and manifestations (the outshining) of His presence to and through the body (1 Cor. 12:4, 8-10; Heb. 2:4).

14. He anoints us for ministry (Luke 4:18; Acts 10:38).

15. He washes and renews us (Titus 3:5).

16. He brings unity and oneness to the body (Eph. 4:3; 2:14-18). Here He plays the same role that He plays in the Godhead. The Spirit is the life that unites Father and Son. He plays the same role in the church. When He is operating in a group of people, He unites them in love. Therefore, a sure evidence of the Holy Spirit working in a group is Love and Unity. Not signs and wonders (those are seasonal and can be counterfeited).

17. He is our guarantee and deposit of the future resurrection (2 Cor. 1:22; 2 Cor. 5:5)

18. He seals us unto the day of redemption (Eph. 1:13; 4:30).

19. He sets us free from the law of sin and death (Rom. 8:2).

20. He quickens our mortal bodies (Rom. 8:11).

21. He reveals the deep things of God to us (1 Cor. 2:10).

22. He reveals what has been given to us from God (1 Cor. 2:12).

23. He dwells in us (Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 3:16; 2 Tim. 1:14; John 14:17).

24. He speaks to, in, and through us (1 Cor. 12:3; 1 Tim. 4:1; Rev. 2:11; Heb 3:7; Matt. 10:20; Acts 2:4; 8:29; 10:19; 11:12, 28; 13:2; 16:6,7; 21:4,11).

25. He is the agent by which we are baptized into the body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:13).