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The Gift of Community ~ Community Reaching Out To The World
Biblical Inspiration 1 ~ Series: WHEN THE SPIRIT HAS HIS WAY ~ Recapturing the Wonder of God Within Us ~ The Gift of Community ~ The Moody Church
 
 Baptism of the Holy Spirit 
'United to Christ'
'One Another ~ United for Mission in the World'
'Community Reaching Out To The World'
 
 
 

The Holy Spirit

THE WONDER OF GOD WITHIN US

 

WHEN THE SPIRIT HAS HIS WAY

Recapturing the Wonder of God Within Us

The Gift of Community

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THE WONDER OF GOD WITHIN US
Recapturing the Wonder of God Within Us
1 Corinthians 12:13; Acts 2:42–47
Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

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Sunday, October 07, 2012 Bulletin
Service Insert ~ Sermon Notes ~ Pastor to People
 
 
 
 

Service Insert

October 07, 2012

(Note, morning service begins at 11:00am)


THE WONDER OF GOD WITHIN US


Prelude Dr. Paul Satre, organ
“Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee” (arr. Paul Manz)
“There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy” (arr. Glenn Medlock)

Welcome Abby Naus

Baby Dedication Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer and Pastor Bob Gunter

Invocation Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer


Memory Verse Acts 2:46– 47 (ESV)

And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.


We Are Called to Be God’s People” Hymnal 415

Brethren, We Have Met to Worship”

Our God Saves”

The Risen Christ”

Pastoral Prayer Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Offering

Music and Ministry Report Esther Shin
“Higher Ground – Rock of Ages”
“His Eye Is on the Sparrow”


Speak, O Lord”
(Getty & Townend)


Scripture Reading Kenny Damara
Selections from John 17 (ESV)

[In the upper room with His disciples, Jesus prayed these words:]

Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.

I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world… I am praying for them… Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.

But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.

I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.”


WHEN THE SPIRIT HAS HIS WAY
Recapturing the Wonder of God Within Us
The Gift of Community
1 Corinthians 12:13; Acts 2:42–47
Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer


Make Us One, Lord” Hymnal 418

Benediction

Postlude (by Johann Georg Albrechtsberger)

 

 

Sermon Notes

October 07, 2012

THE WONDER OF GOD WITHIN US

WHEN THE SPIRIT HAS HIS WAY
Recapturing the Wonder of God Within Us
The Gift of Community
1 Corinthians 12:13; Acts 2:42–47
Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

 

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October 07, The Gift of Community (Acts 2:1-4, 42–47)

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Weekly Memory Verse

46 And day by day, (CC)attending the temple (CD)together and (CE)breaking bread in their homes, they received their food (CF)with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and (CG)having favor with all the people. And the Lord (CH)added to their number (CI)day by day those who (CJ)were being saved. - Acts 2:46-47 ESV

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The early church became a community that changed the world.

 

What happened that made them such a group that was both (1) closely knit, but also (2) could reach out to the world? It was the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

 


What does the Baptism of the Spirit do?

1. It united them to Christ

2. It united them to one another

3. It united them for mission in the world


 

The bottom line:

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3.

 

 

1 Corinthians 12; Acts 2 ESV click

 

1 Corinthians 12:13; Acts 2:42–47 ESV

 

 

1 Corinthians 12:12-13 ESV

One Body with Many Members

12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves[d] or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.

 

 

Acts 2:1-3 ESV 

The Coming of the Holy Spirit

2 When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested[a] on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

 

Acts 2:42–47 ESV

The Fellowship of the Believers

42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe[e] came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

 

 

Pastor to People

October 07, 2012

I’m writing this on Wednesday morning, before the presidential debate this evening. The buildup to this event is disappointing, because it is clear this is not about substance, but style. The issue is not who has the best ideas, but rather who will make a mistake, say the wrong thing, or behave in the wrong way. Who will “connect with warmth” and who will look the most photogenic. On and on the discussion goes; meanwhile, in my opinion, very important issues are being ignored by both candidates. More about that in a future column.

On an entirely different note: next week we will say farewell to the Hertzbergs; you will be given an opportunity to express your appreciation to them next Sunday. All the details will be given to you during next Sunday morning’s service. Thankfully, they are not going very far away and we hope that they will visit us often.

Congrats to all the runners who will run the marathon today, 40 of whom are from The Moody Church!

All for the King
Pastor Lutzer