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Pentecost 2019 – Martin Walker

Jesus and the Holy Spirit
(he couldn’t live without the Spirit)

Matt. 1:18 – Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.
Lk 3: 21-2 – Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened, 22 and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.’
Lk 4: 1 -Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness.
Lk 4: 16 -18 – When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:
18 ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor……..etc (quoting Isaiah 61: 1-3)

Matt 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? (That is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?)

Rom 8:11 – If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you.
How the Spirit grows in us.
John 3:30: He must increase, but I must decrease.
Gal. 2:20: it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me.
Gal: 5:22 – the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Gal 5: 24 – If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit.
I Cor 12: 4 – 11: gifts of the Spirit (suggest you look this one up!)
When the Spirit is living in us as a community, the Body of Christ is formed and continues the work of Jesus on earth:
Rom 12:5: as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another.
1 Cor 12: 13-14 – in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many.

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