Spirit Baptism- What's The Real Thing?
SPIRIT BAPTISM- WHAT’S THE REAL THING?
1 Cor. 12:13
Sermon in a Sentence: Jesus Christ by His Spirit baptizes every believer into His body.
Who is the baptizer? Jesus Christ Himself (Matt. 3:11;Acts 2:33)
When? At conversion (1 Cor. 12:13)
I. Spirit Baptism Embodies the Church
A. Every Member of the Body is Equal. (v. 12,13) one body 2x one Spirit 4x
B. Every Member of the Body is Essential. (v. 17,20,21)
C. Every Member of the Body is Equipped. (v. 11)
II. Spirit Baptism Empowers the Church (Lk. 24:49)
A. The Source of the Spirit’s Power is Inward.
“drink into one Spirit” (Jn. 7:37-39)
B. The Scope of the Spirit’s Power is Outward.
1. Evangelize Sinners (Acts 1:8)
2. Edify Saints (1 Cor. 12:7;14:4,5,26)