LESSON 6 8/4/2018
EMPOWERED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 194, 195
Devotional Reading: Acts 1:4-8
Topic for Adults: Holy Spirit Imparts Power
Topic for the Youths: Receive The Enabling Power
Topic for the Intermediates: Your Senior Partner
Lesson Scripture: Acts 3:1-7; Acts 4: 8-11; 28:3-5
MEMORY VERSE: But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth (Acts 1:8) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Demonstration Of The Spirit And Power
1 Cor. 2:4-12
Paul’s preaching consisted of convicting people of sin, righteousness and judgment. He bore witness to the saving power of the Lord Jesus. God hates pride and this is a weakness of man but God through the power of the Holy Spirit is able to remove the pride spirit and replace it with an ‘humble spirit’ so that one can be strengthened and come boldly to His throne of grace. One of the most striking characteristics of Paul is the absence of self-reliance. Putting his rhetorical skills aside and discarding his philosophical inclinations, Paul delivered his messages to the Corinthian church with exclusive trust in the power of the Holy Spirit to change lives. His preaching was not a matter of enticing words or of human wisdom but of “demonstration of the Spirit’s power.” The experience of this power, however, begins when we humble ourselves and surrender to the power of the Spirit. Paul demonstrated boldness in preaching the undiluted word of God by the leading of the Holy Spirit. Believers in Christ’s glorious church should emulate Paul by depending on the Holy Spirit.
Point of Emphasis: Trust in the power of Holy Spirit to change your life and preach the word.
Prayer Point: Lord, help me to empty myself and be filled up with the Holy Spirit power.