We begin to have His mind and His spirit living in us because of this Holy communication. Most Christians pray all the time. Our Prayers are usually self-serving. God help me with this problem, God these people are hurting me, God I need a miracle for my child, and in these prayers we are the beneficiaries. Although God does want us to pray and communicate our needs to Him, as stated in 2 Chronicles 7:14-15(KJV), we are also called to be an intercessor.
Also when Jesus was resurrected and went to see the disciples, he promised them of another power to come to comfort them and to help guide them through their everyday lives. This promise was that of the Holy Spirit, to come not only as a comforter but as a teacher and a guide. This guide would lead believers in the ways that Jesus lived. We see this in the first chapter of Acts where Jesus tells the disciples that they will receive power from on high and through the Holy Spirit, they will go out and witness not only to him and Jerusalem but to the outermost parts of the Earth. The term “baptism of the Holy Spirit” was first used by John the Baptist who said that I will baptize you with water but him that comes after me will baptize you with fire and of the Holy Spirit.
They may have wondered why they should tolerate this treatment without any kind of reward and so Mark included this in his gospel. Mark does include what it means to be a disciple in his gospel, particularly, why Jesus chose disciples to be with him. When Jesus sends out the apostles for missionary work, he gives them three things that they must do. They must preach repentance, cast out devils, and anoint the sick. The preaching of repentance was particularly important for the disciples as they were to spread the good news which was that if one does truly repent, then they will be welcomed into the Kingdom of God.
The Lord told his disciples that the Holy Spirit would be sent to teach them all things and remind them of everything that Jesus told them (John 14:26), so that the gospel wouldn’t be merely words, but a message which comes in power directly from the Holy Spirit (1 Thess. 1:5). Thus, the Holy Spirit’s role was to bring into remembrance and to help them understand that which Jesus taught them. Moreover, the Holy Spirit was to indwell the disciples. In the Gospel of John, the Lord proclaims to his disciples that the Holy Spirit “abides with you and will be in you” (Jn.
Jesus came down to Earth from heaven even though he did not have to and died for every single person’s sins. The Gospel deepens our Christian faith and life in numerous ways. The Gospel offers instruction on how to live righteously, guides us to who we are destined to be, gives us teaching on how we can share Christ with others, and teaches us to pray and grow our relationship with Christ. In NT Wrights explanation of what is the Gospel, he explains that the world and culture is constantly changing. He is saying in order to understand the truths of the world; we must personally go seek for them.
Return to Antioch; Acts 14:21-28 o The Gospel is Preached at Perga in Pamphylia Paul and Barnabas preached to people in Derbe and many became disciples ready to preach the word of God. They also went back to Lystra, Iconium and Psidia so as to strengthen their followers. Their persistence demonstrates that in order for the gospel to spread, Gods disciples must face hardships and rejections . Despite this, it is crucial they cast all their fears to God so they go on a selfless mission. After Psidia they went to Pamphylia and they preached in Perga.
In the book, Unleashing the Power of Praying in the Spirit, Oral Roberts teaches the reader what praying in the Spirit means and explains why it is important to Christians. He goes further with his demonstration by depicting real life situations that he personally was delivered from. As the reader obtains this information from the source, they achieve a greater and deeper understanding of what praying in the Spirit is, how one attains this gift of the Spirit, and why it is necessary to live a true Christian life. Praying in the Spirit is interpreted and thought to be many different things, but in truth, there is only one true meaning. God intended the church and His followers to pray in the Spirit in order to edify both their Spirits and themselves.
It confirms their responsibility to follow the teachings of Jesus and spread the Gospel “to the ends of the earth” (1:8). The reaction of the crowd hearing each other in his or her own language (2:5-13) is personally meaningful since it shows how God’s powerful presence will always astonish and amaze people. This multilingual witness symbolizes the universal offer of salvation. It challenges the current understanding about Him and people become curious turning their attention to what other surprises He has to reveal. Some people are confused but open to the idea of understanding the miracle, while others dismiss it as drunkenness.
When followers of Christ share God’s grace and allow the works of the Holy Spirit to become visible to others, this can both preserve others from corruption and lead them to Christ. The Kingdom of God benefits, when the godly lifestyles of those that follow Christ, causes others to realize there is something missing in their lives and they can see part of what is missing in their lives in the lives of believers. Followers of Christ should draw others to Christ. Intended meaning of the Passage The verses in this passage (Matthew 5: 13-16), are an excerpt from “the sermon on the mount”, which is the longest sermon that Jesus preached; or for that matter, the longest sermon that anyone has ever preached. In the gospel according to St. Matthew, it lasts from chapter 5 through chapter 7.
The commonality of those filled with the Spirit in the New Testament comes after they have trusted Christ for salvation and is most often followed by speaking in tongues. The purpose of the gift of tongues is to edify the person and show God’s desire for all nations to come to worship him. Along with this gift, the Holy Spirit provides healing through the atonement of Christ, both physically and spiritually within the follower. Although not fully complete, one day the Spirit will heal everyone in Christ completely. Finally, the Spirit has a role within followers to sanctify him or her—make them more like Christ.