ALIVE in the Spirit

February 21, 2024   /   Brad Myers   /   Cross Pointe Church

Cross Pointe Alive Wednesday! Pastor Brad Myers

Alive in the Spirit! February 21, 2024

Q) Are you living alive or are you just staying alive?

Thought: Spiritual activity can be a “learned behavior” and learned behavior is not a spiritual alive life.

  • A true encounter with the living God makes you spiritually alive

Starts with Who is God?

Genesis 1:1 (NLT)

  • “created” means he’s the Creator!

God is the Creator

John 1:3 (NIV)

  • Everything including us!

God in three forms or Persons.

  1. Father: God as a loving father: Caring for His children: A spiritual being.
  2. Son: Jesus – God in human form: Son of God
  3. Holy Spirit: The Spirit of God.
    1. God’s presence & his power
    2. God in action as an active force
    3. A divine person, with a mind, emotions, and a will.

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What does it mean to walk in the Spirit?

Living dependent on the Holy Spirit’s power to

  1. Grow in Godliness.
  2. Obey God’s Commands,
  3. Fellowship with God.

The Bible uses shocking language Two types of people in this world:

Dead and Alive.

Physically: pretty obvious

Spiritually?? cloudy

Ephesians 2:1-4 (NLT)

Ephesians 2:8-10 (NLT)

Thought: Being spiritually alive is not about a feeling of vibrancy. It’s not simply about going to church. It’s about having what the Bible calls fellowship with God. We enter into this fellowship by acknowledging that we were dead in sins and need a savior. When we do this, by faith, we receive spiritual life and are granted fellowship with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Then we can live Alive as God intended for us.

How do we do this?

Romans 10:9 (NLT)

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THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SPIRIT

1 Corinthians 6:19 (NLT)

  • Holy Spirit will indwell in every Christian until the day we meet the Lord.
    • A divine person, with a mind, emotions, and a will.
    • God’s presence & his power
    • God in action as an active force

Romans 8:9 (TLB)

Thought: Every Christian is “Alive in the Spirit.” You are not the same person you once were. You have a brand-new authority and a brand-new power.

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THE SPIRIT’S IMPACT ON YOUR PHYSICAL LIFE

Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)

After dying you live!

John 11:25-26 (NLT)

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THE HOLY SPIRIT’S IMPACT ON YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE

God’s salvation is a two-prong approach:

  1. Justified: Legal side: The moment you receive Christ, God declares you saved and that will not change.

Romans 4:5 (NLT)

  1. Sanctified: Practical side: God slowly forming you to a new, Alive person! This involves a process.

Philippians 1:6 (TLB)

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THE HOLY SPIRIT’S IMPACT THROUGH EMPOWERMENT

Acts 1:8 (NIV)

Holy Spirit: The Spirit of God.

    1. God’s presence & his power
    2. God in action as an active force

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The Baptism in the Holy Spirit! Will Make you ALIVE!

Provides

  1. An overflowing fullness of being ALIVE in the Spirit,
    1. Acts 4:8 (NIV)
  2. A deep reverence for a God who is ALIVE and moves in power!
    1. Acts 2:43 (NIV)
  3. An intense commitment to God and a dedication to His work.
    1. Acts 2:42 (NIV)
  4. An active and alive love for Christ, His Word, and the lost.
    1. Mark 16:20 (NIV)

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How do you know you’re filled with in Holy Spirit?

Acts 2:4 (NIV)

THIS MAKES YOU ALIVE!!

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