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the life and ministry of Jesus
Conceived by the Holy Spirit
MATTHEW 1:18 Now
the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was
espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of
the Holy Ghost.
LUKE 1:30-35 And
the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with
31. And, behold,
thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his
32. He shall be
great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall
give unto him the throne of his father David:
33. And he shall
reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be
34. Then said Mary
unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
35. And the angel
answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the
power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing
which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
Anointed by the Holy Spirit
LUKE 3:21-22 Now
when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being
baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,
22. And the Holy
Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came
from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well
3. Led by the Holy Spirit
LUKE 4:1 And Jesus
being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the
Spirit into the wilderness,
Empowered by the Holy Spirit
LUKE 4:14 And
Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out
a fame of him through all the region round about.
LUKE 4:18-19 The
Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the
gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach
deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set
at liberty them that are bruised,
19. To preach the
acceptable year of the Lord.
ACTS 10:38 How God
anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went
about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for
God was with him.
MATTHEW 12:28 But
if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come
JOHN 11:20 But if
I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is
come upon you.
Offered Himself by the Holy Spirit
HEBREWS 9:14 How
much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit
offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works
to serve the living God?
Raised by the Holy Spirit
ROMANS 8:11 But if
the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that
raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by
his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
B. In various
LUKE 1:13-17 But
the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and
thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name
14. And thou shalt
have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.
15. For he shall be
great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong
drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's
16. And many of the
children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.
17. And he shall go
before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the
fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to
make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
LUKE 1:41 And it
came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe
leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:
LUKE 1:67 And his
father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying,
LUKE 2:25-26 And,
behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same
man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the
Holy Ghost was upon him.
26. And it was
revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before
he had seen the Lord's Christ.
C. In the
Disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit
ACTS 2:1-4 And
when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in
2. And suddenly
there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled
all the house where they were sitting.
3. And there
appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of
4. And they were
all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as
the Spirit gave them utterance.
ACTS 8:14-17 Now
when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received
the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:
15. Who, when they
were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:
16. (For as yet he
was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the
17. Then laid they
their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.
While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which
heard the word.
45. And they of the
circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter,
because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy
46. For they heard
them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,
47. Can any man
forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the
Holy Ghost as well as we?
ACTS 19:1-6 And it
came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed
through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples,
2. He said unto
them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said
unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.
3. And he said unto
them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism.
4. Then said Paul,
John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the
people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that
is, on Christ Jesus.
5. When they heard
this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
6. And when Paul
had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake
with tongues, and prophesied.
* Godís plan in the
Old Test. as well as the New Test. has been to empower his people by the Holy
Spirit, for his purposes and glory.
* Jesus told his
disciples to wait at Jerusalem until they were endued with power by the Holy Spirit, which
was the Spirit of promise.
Disciples Ministered by the Holy Spirit (the miraculous)
Acts 3:6-8 Then
Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee:
In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
7. And he took him
by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle
bones received strength.
8. And he leaping
up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and
leaping, and praising God.
ACTS 6:8 And
Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the
ACTS 8:5-8 Then
Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.
6. And the people
with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing
and seeing the miracles which he did.
7. For unclean
spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with
them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.
8. And there was
great joy in that city.
ACTS 9:32-34 And
it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he came down
also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda.
33. And there he
found a certain man named Aeneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and
was sick of the palsy.
34. And Peter said
unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed.
And he arose immediately.
ACTS 9:36-37, 40
Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by
interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and
almsdeeds which she did.
37. And it came to
pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had
washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.
Vs.40 But Peter put
them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body
said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she
ACTS 14:8-10 And
there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple
from his mother's womb, who never had walked:
9. The same heard
Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith
to be healed,
10. Said with a
loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.
ACTS 16:16-18 And
it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a
spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by
17. The same
followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the
most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.
18. And this did
she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I
command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came
out the same hour.
ACTS 19:11-12 And
God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:
12. So that from
his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the
diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.
ACTS 28:8-9 And it
came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and of a
bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and laid his hands on
him, and healed him.
9. So when this was
done, others also, which had diseases in the island, came, and were
* From these scriptures, we can see the fulfilling of the Lordís word in
Mark 16:20 and John
MARK 16:17-18 And
these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out
devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18. They shall take
up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them;
they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
JOHN 14:12 Verily,
verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall
he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my
The Holy Spirit in Ministry
a. Directs missionary endeavors
ACTS 8:29-31 Then
the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.
30. And Philip ran
thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said,
Understandest thou what thou readest?
31. And he said,
How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he
would come up and sit with him.
ACTS 13:2-3 As
they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me
Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
3. And when they
had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
ACTS 16:6-7 Now
when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were
forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia,
7. After they were
come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered
The Holy Spirit and Deacons
Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report,
full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
4. But we will give
ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
5. And the saying
pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith
and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon,
and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:
Holy Spirit calls and sets in the church
ACTS 20:28 Take
heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the
Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he
hath purchased with his own blood.
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists;
and some, pastors and teachers;
12. For the
perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying
of the body of Christ:
Holy Spirit anointed servants
1 CORINTHIANS 2:4-5
And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's
wisdom, but in demonstration of the spirit and of power:
5. That your faith
should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
e. The Holy Spirit warns the church
1 TIMOTHY 4:1-3
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall
depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of
2. Speaking lies in
hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3. Forbidding to
marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be
received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
Holy Spirit and Prophets
ACTS 11:27-28 And
in these days came prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch.
28. And there stood
up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the spirit that there should
be great dearth throughout all the world: which came to pass in the days
of Claudius Caesar.
ACTS 21:10-11 And
as we tarried there many days, there came down from Judaea a certain
prophet, named Agabus.
11. And when he was
come unto us, he took Paul's girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and
said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the
man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the
g. The Holy Spirit in decision making
ACTS 15:28-29 For
it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater
burden than these necessary things;
29. That ye abstain
from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled,
and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well.
Fare ye well.
h. The unity of the church by the
1 CORINTHIANS 12:13.
For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews
or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink
into one Spirit.
The Holy Spirit in a Christianís life
A Christian is one who has been born again by the Holy Spirit
JOHN 3:3-6 Jesus
answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man
be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4. Nicodemus saith
unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second
time into his mother's womb, and be born?
5. Jesus answered,
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the
Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6. That which is
born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is
A Christianís body is a temple of the Holy Spirit
6:19-20 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost
which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
20. For ye are
bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your
spirit, which are God's.
ROMANS 12:1 I
beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present
your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your
The Holy Spirit will conform, to the image of Christ
3:17-18 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord
is, there is liberty.
18. But we all,
with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed
into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the
d. The Holy Spirit will teach
JOHN 14:26 But the
Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name,
he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance,
whatsoever I have said unto you.
1 JOHN 2:27 But
the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need
not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all
things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye
shall abide in him.
e. The Holy
Spirit will guide
ROMANS 8:14 For as
many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
JOHN 16:13 Howbeit
when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:
for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that
shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
The Holy Spirit will confirm sonship
ROMANS 8:15-17 For
ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have
received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
16. The Spirit
itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
17. And if
children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be
that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
g. The Holy Spirit will empower
ACTS 1:8 But ye
shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye
shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in
Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
h. The Holy Spirit reveals truth
1 CORINTHIANS 2:9-12
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have
entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them
that love him.
10. But God hath
revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things,
yea, the deep things of God.
11. For what man
knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even
so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
12. Now we have
received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God;
that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
The Holy Spirit imparts Godís love
ROMANS 5:5 And
hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our
hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
The Holy Spirit manifests gifts
12:7-11 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to
8. For to one is
given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge
by the same Spirit;
9. To another faith
by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10. To another the
working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of
spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation
11. But all these
worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally
as he will.
1 CORINTHIANS 12:28
And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily
prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings,
helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
The Holy Spirit sanctifies
ROMANS 15:16 That
I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the
gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable,
being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.
2 THESSALONIANS 2:13
But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved
of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation
through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
L. The Holy Spirit produces fruit
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith,
temperance: against such there is no law.
24. And they that
are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
25. If we live in
the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.