The Promise
May 15, 2022

The Promise

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Passage: Acts 2:17-21
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The Promise

May 15, 2022

INTRODUCTION

Not called to be spectators but to make a difference in our world

Not just called, but also empowered

 

KEY POINT: God has what we need for the days we are in

 

TEXT: Acts 2:17-21

 

The Promise

The last days: when God would begin to act to make right

 

A time marked by the outpouring of God’s Spirit on people

ACTS 1:4-5

 

The Purpose

The work of creation and re-creation:

The purpose of the word and the Spirit: Assemble and animate

 

Acts 1:8 – An empowering that unleashes the divine potential in our lives so that we can be witnesses for him

 

Experiencing the Promise

 

Begins with Surrender

Yielding our hearts to him

 

Repentance: a need for change

Being his witness by being in his way/purpose

 

Involves purposeful Seeking

Pursuing something truly needed (Luke 11:9-13)

Desire something greater

 

Requires learning to Stay until

Luke 24:29

Jesus knew that if we were going to serve his purpose, we needed the empowering of the Holy Spirit

 

RESPONSE: Lord, we need the empowerment of the Holy Spirit! We’re here and we’re waiting!

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