How to Walk with the Holy Spirit

October 22, 2022   /   Brian T. Anderson   /   Vineyard Church North Phoenix

Living a Jesus Kind of Life
How to Walk with the Holy Spirit

I. Introduction

A. We want to be a church that is and by the Holy Spirit!

B. Luke 4:1 (NLT) Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River. He was led by the Spirit in the wilderness.

C. 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.

D. Luke 4:18 (NAS) “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.”

E. Acts 1:8 (NAS) “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”

1. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are three different but they don’t have three different !

F. John 14:16 (NAS) “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever.”

1. “Heteros” means “another of a kind”

2. “Alos” – – “another of the same kind”

II. Some Common Questions About the Holy Spirit

A. “Why doesn’t the Holy Spirit speak as to as He does to you?”

1. I Samuel 3:7 (NLT) Samuel did not yet know the LORD because he had never had a message from the LORD before.

2. I Samuel 3:9 (NLT) So he said to Samuel, “Go and lie down again, and if someone calls again, say, ‘Speak, LORD, your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went back to bed.

3. It is possible for God to communicate with someone and yet that person doesn’t know that it’s Who is communicating with them!

4. “Communication” is simply the process of guiding somebody else’s .

5. Because God is infinite He’s able to guide people’s thoughts .

B. “Isn’t this ‘guidance of the Holy Spirit’ something that’s reserved for ‘ ’ and not for people like me?”

1. There’s no mark of “” in the one to whom God speaks.

2. Numbers 22:28-31 (NLT) 28Then the LORD gave the donkey the ability to speak. “What have I done to you that deserves your beating me three times?” it asked Balaam. 29“You have made me look like a fool!” Balaam shouted. “If I had a sword with me, I would kill you!” 30“But I am the same donkey you have ridden all your life,” the donkey answered. “Have I ever done anything like this before?” “No,” Balaam admitted. 31Then the LORD opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the roadway with a drawn sword in his hand. Balaam bowed his head and fell face down on the ground before him.

3. The Holy Spirit will speak to follower of Jesus no matter how spiritually , or immature, a person might be!

C. “Is there some special technique, or formula, or I can use to get the Holy Spirit to do what I want?”

1. John 3:8 (NLT) “The wind blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit.”

III. Two Guidelines Concerning the Holy Spirit’s Promptings

A. Don’t the Holy Spirit.

1. We grieve the Holy Spirit when we knowingly to .

2. We know that the Holy Spirit always leads us into the of the Holy Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

3. We also know that the Holy Spirit never contradicts the .

4. The Holy Spirit will never lead you in a way that contradicts ! And, the Holy Spirit never leads you into .

5. The Holy Spirit will generally lead us into .

B. Don’t the Spirit.

1. I Thessalonians 5:19 (NAS) Do not quench the Spirit.

2. Galatians 5:16 (NAS) But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.

IV. Conclusion


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