Baptism of the Holy Spirit

TEXT:"I baptized you in water; but he shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit"( Mark 1:8 ).

INTRODUCTION:

A.      MUCH DEBATE ON THIS TOPIC:

          1.       "Who," "When," "Where?"

          2.       Which will we say, "baptism of, in or with the Holy Spirit?"

B.      NEEDS STUDY.

I.      HOLY SPIRIT BAPTISM A PROMISE.

A.      BY THE PROPHETS( Joel 2:28-32 ).

B.      BY JOHN THE BAPTIST( Mat. 3:11;  Mark 1:8;  Luke 3:16;  John 1:33 ).

C.      BY CHRIST( Luke 24:49;  Acts 1:5, 8 ).

II.     NOT THE SAME AS "FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT."

A.      ZACHARIAS, ELISABETH, AND JOHN THE BAPTIST "FILLED" WITH THE

          HOLY  SPIRIT( Luke 1:15,  41,  67 ).  BEFORE THE PROMISE MADE!

B.      JESUS FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT( Luke 4:1 ).

C.      PETER( Acts 4:8 ).                                    E.      PAUL( Acts 9:17;  13:9 ).

D.      STEPHEN( Acts 7:55 ).                            F.      BARNABAS( Acts 11:24 ).

III. CHRIST THE ADMINISTRATOR.

A.      JOHN STATED THIS.

B.      CHRIST PROMISED A COMFORTER( John 14:26;  15:26 ).

C.      AFTER HIS RETURN TO THE FATHER( 16:7;  Acts 1:4 ).

IV.   TO WHOM WAS IT PROMISED?

A.      ALL FLESH OR ALL KINDS OF FLESH?(Acts 2:17). Even aliens(1 Cor.12:29).

A.      JEWS - APOSTLES( Acts 1:1-5;  2:1-4, 33 ).

B.      GENTILES - HOUSE OF CORNELIUS( Acts 10:44-45 ).

V.    HOLY SPIRIT BAPTISM A FIGURE.

A.      "POURED FORTH" THE SPIRIT( Acts 2:17,  18,  33; 10:45 )

B.      "BAPTISM" IN THE SPIRIT( John 1:32, 33 ).

          1.       baptizo; to immerse, submerge; to make overwhelmed( Strong's ).

          2.       In every other case, the people had control of their gift( 1 Cor. 14:26-33 ).

          3.       At Pentecost and Cornelius' household, they were overwhelmed.

VI.   EFFECTS OF HOLY SPIRIT BAPTISM.

A.      EVIDENCE OF THE GLORIFICATION OF JESUS( Acts 2:33 ).

B.      CONFIRMATION OF ACCEPTABILITY OF GENTILES( Acts 10:44-48;

           11:13-18 ).

VII.  "BORN OF THE SPIRIT"( John 3:3-5 ).

A.      THE RESULT OF BEING BEGOTTEN( 1 Pet. 1:3 ).

B.      THE "SEED"( 1 Pet. 1:22-23 ).

C.      JESUS & NICODEMUS - "WHAT IS THIS NEW BIRTH?"( John 3:3-5 ).

          1.       Jesus addresses Nicodemus' questions

                                                                                                                                 

                                                  NATURE                                 MODE                

          Nicodemus                    Physical                        Mother's womb            

          Jesus                             Spiritual                        Water - Baptism          

 

          2.       Evidence in the context( vs. 6-10 ).

D.      IT IS THE NEW BIRTH THAT CREATES HOPE(  1 Pet. 1:3 ).

E.      IT IS THE BEGINNING OF A "NEW LIFE"( Rom. 6:3-4, 17-18 ).

CONCLUSIONWOULD YOU BE BORN AGAIN?