What is a Spiritual Church?
The believers in Christ were first called Christians in Antioch. (Acts 11:26) For those in the Antioch church it was like wearing a badge of honor. We might ask what are the marks of a Spirit-filled church? Answer: When her members walk in obedience to the will of God. Since God reveals His will in Scripture, a Spirit-filled church must be deeply committed to the Word of God.
OBSERVING SPIRITUAL LEADERS
Prophets and Teachers – v.1
Five teachers named: (Acts 11:20 cf. Rom. 16:21)
Reaching many on islands.
Multiple staff ministry – Phil. 1:1; Titus 1:5
OBSERVING SPIRITUAL MISSION
Worship – v. 2
Fasting and prayer – v. 3
The Holy Spirit is a person – Acts 1:8; Rom. 5:5
Laying on of hands – ( The outward call)
Gordon Keddie – Heb. 5:4
OBSERVING SPIRITUAL OPPOSITION
The great pretender – Elymas – Bar-Jesus
Empowered by the Spirit – v.10
The responsibility of Elders – Turn To: Acts 20:24-32
Free to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ
OBSERVING SPIRITUAL VICTORY
Fruit for your labor – v.2
Success and failure – II Cor. 2:15-16
Our victories must rely upon the principle of God’s timing.
Sensitive to providence
Pastor Nick Iamaio
Reformed Presbyterian Church
207 South First Street, Fulton, NY 13069
Web Site fultonrpc.org