SPIRITUAL SENSITIVITY
3-13-16 Week4

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” Revelation 3:20 (NKJV)

“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.” John 16:13 (NKJV)

THE HOLY SPIRIT DESIRES TO SHAPE OUR LIVES BY PRODUCING IN OUR LIVES THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT & THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT

1. THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT  
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” Galatians
5:22-23 (NKJV)

“And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ. I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men?” I Corinthians 3:1-3 (NKJV)

“But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.” James 3:14-16 (NKJV)

TO PRODUCE THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT I MUST WALK IN THE SPIRIT

“I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” Galatians 5:16 (NKJV)

“For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.” Romans 8:5-6 (NKJV)

“Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!” But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.” Matthew 16:22-23 (NKJV)

2. THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT

a) DON’T BE IGNORANT OF SPIRITUAL GIFTS

“Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant:” I Corinthians 12:1 (NKJV)

b) DESIRE SPIRITUAL GIFTS

“Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.” I Corinthians 14:1 (NKJV)

c) THE GIFTS ARE FOR OUR BENEFIT

“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.” I Corinthians 12:4-11 (NKJV)

d) ASK FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT’S GIFTS

“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” Luke 11:13 (NKJV)

“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.” John 7:38-39 (NKJV)

 

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