Things that Matter to God: Empowerment
EMPOWERMENT … God Gives Us Power to Do His Work
1 Thessalonians 1:2-18 (Work produced by Faith, Labor prompted by Love, Endurance inspired by Hope)
- When someone loves you, they naturally choose you.
- You must know you are loved by God and that God chose you to do His work.
Jesus promised power through his Spirit - Acts 1:8 (Acts of the Holy Spirit)
- If I as the preacher only speak to you, then it becomes a matter of word only, but when the Holy Spirit works through the Word, a great spiritual work is accomplished.
Alliance Core Value # 6 - Without the Holy Spirit’s empowerment, we can accomplish nothing
Jesus produces fruit through us as we abide in him and love each other - John 15:1-17
- We must be rooted in Him if we wish to bear fruit for God.
- Every branch that DOES bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.
Jesus is committed to getting his work done - John 10:1-18
- Jesus opens the door for those who wish to do His Work.
- The shepherd has a personal connection with His sheep.
- Sheep are experts at discerning their shepherd’s voice.
1 Corinthians 2:4 –
- With Commitment from Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit, God’s work will get done.