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The Holy Spirit has been given and a model church is observed teaching, sharing, worshipping, and serving; these functions are characterized as providential, personal, practical, and powerful.


A. FUNCTIONS OBSERVED IN A MODEL CHURCH

Acts 2:36-47

1. Doctrine / Teaching

Acts 2:36, 38-42

a. Facts

b. Interpretation

2. Fellowship / Sharing

Acts 2:42,44

a. Koinonia

Philippians 2:1, I John 1:3, 6-7, I Corinthians 10:16

b. Together for one purpose

Acts 2:46, Acts 1:14, Acts 4:24, Ephesians 4:1-4

c. Devoted

Acts 2:42, 46

3. Worship

Acts 2:42, 47

a. Breaking of bread

b. Prayer

c. Praising

4. Service

Acts 2:45

a. Diakonia

b. Ministry

B. CHARACTERISTICS REVEALED IN A MODEL CHURCH

1. Providential: Acts 2:47

a. The Lord added

b. Enjoying favor of all

c. God has made: Acts 2:36

d. A Promise: Acts 2:39

e. God will call: Acts 2:35

2. Personal: Acts 2:42, 44,46

a. One another

3. Practical: Acts 2:45; 4:32

a. Service

4. Powerful: Acts 2:41

a. Convicted: Acts 2:37

b. Converted: Acts 2:41

c. Fear of God: Acts 2:43

d. Overwhelming sense of the presence of God!

Matthew 28:4,8.

C. THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS BEEN GIVEN TO US

1. Promise: Acts 1:6-8

2. Fulfillment: I Thessalonians 1:4-10

3. The Norm: Power to live by the Spirit's fire:

I Thessalonians 5:19, Ephesians 5:18.


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