Everyone Gets to Play

May 1, 2021   /   James Moscardini   /   Vineyard Church North Phoenix

Doing What Jesus Did
Everyone Gets to Play

I. Introduction

II. The Whole Ministering in the Power of the

A. Jesus Christ on earth was fully God and fully human.

1. “It may be easy for us to lose sight of what is actually taught in Scripture. It is by far the most amazing miracle of the entire Bible – – far more amazing than the resurrection and more amazing even than the creation of the universe. The fact that the infinite, omnipotent, eternal Son of God could become man and join Himself to a human nature forever, so that infinite God became one person with finite man, will remain for eternity the most profound miracle and the most profound mystery in all the universe.” (Wayne Grudem, Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies, Phoenix Seminary)

B. But, when Jesus did His works, He was ministering as a by the Holy Spirit.

1. Philippians 2:7a (NAS) He laid aside His privileges, taking the form of a bond-servant.

2. John 14:12 (NAS) “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.”

C. We must constantly strike down the “” vs. “” mentality in the church!

1. Every is called by God to be involved in ministry!

2. Ephesians 2:10 (NAS) For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

D. Ministry must always be done by on the Holy Spirit!

E. did signs and wonders through the power of the Holy Spirit.

1. Luke 3:21-22 (NAS) 21Now when all the people were baptized, Jesus was also baptized, and while He was praying, heaven was opened, 22and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in bodily form like a dove, and a voice came out of heaven, “You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased.”

2. Luke 4:1 (NAS) Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led around by the Spirit in the wilderness.

3. Luke 4:14 (NAS) And Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about Him spread through all the surrounding district.

4. Luke 4:18-19 (NAS) 18“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, And recovery of sight to the blind, To set free those who are oppressed, 19To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.”

5. Acts 10:38 (NAS) “You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.”

F. In the Vineyard, we believe we can do apart from dependence on the Holy Spirit!

1. Ephesians 5:18 (NAS) And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit.

G. “How is a person filled (baptized, immersed, empowered, etc.) with the Holy Spirit?”

1. By the Holy Spirit to fill you (by faith)!

a. Luke 11:13 (NAS) “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?”

2. You your entire being over to Him!

a. Romans 12:1 (NAS) Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.

b. Psalm 139:23-24 (NAS) 23Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts; 24and see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way.

3. At times, the infilling of the Holy Spirit in your life will be very !

4. At other times, His infilling will be almost to you!

5. We the power of the Holy Spirit to do ministry effectively!

III. The Theology of the Kingdom of God

A. The “” and the “ ” of the Kingdom of God.

B. Mark 1:15 (NAS) And saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

C. Matthew 6:10 (NAS) ‘Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.’

D. John Wimber – – “A picket fence”

E. “The of victory and the of defeat.”

F. At the Vineyard, we will always pray for the and hurting!

IV. Conclusion

 

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