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
Christlike Through The Holy Spirit
Barnabas shows us how the life of a Christian should be. He was filled with the Holy Spirit and faith (verse 24). He was sent by the rest of the disciples from Jerusalem to Antioch. He exhorted the believers from his whole heart that they should cleave unto the Lord. He demonstrated how new converts should be treated. They are to be helped and encouraged in faith, love and fellowship with Christ and His church. The presence of the Holy Spirit made them to have intimate relationship with Christ. It is obvious that through their acts they received Him as their Lord. Their behaviour which resembled that of Christ made them to be called Christians (i.e. that they have been with Jesus Christ). Allow the Holy Spirit to live in you so that you will be transformed completely to become Christlike.
Point of Emphasis: The Disciples were called Christians first in Antioch because they allowed the Holy Spirit to make them Christlike.
Prayer Point: O, Lord, my God, let Your Holy Spirit dwell in me richly so that I will become Christlike.