by David Davis

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The Basic Elements of a Powerful Life (3 of 5)
Series: The Basic Elements of a Powerful Life
Dr. David Davis
Acts 1:6-8

We continue to look at the basic elements of a powerful life to lay the proper foundation of being all that God wants us to be, both on an individual basis, and as a church family. Let's review the basic elements that must be a part of our lives if we are to experience a power-filled life for the Lord Jesus.

In the first message - there were two elements that are necessary for a powerful life.
I. Definitely Chosen
1. Choice Initiated By Christ
2. Choice Indicated By Confession

II Decidedly Convinced
1. Conviction of the Reality of Jesus
2. Conviction of the Realm of the Crucifixion
3. Conviction of the Resurrection of Jesus

III. Distinctly Commanded
1. Clear Commandments
2. Consistent Commandments
3. Contrary to the Word's Commandments
4. Conditions to Obey God's Commandments

IV. Divinely Commissioned
Acts 1:6-8

We must understand that if the Holy Spirit of God is to use us, as He fills our lives, we must understand the divine commission under which every believer operates.

Let me tell you the difference between a command and commission.

A command has to do specific order or point of order
"This is what or how I want you to do."

A commission gives, along with a command, authority and aibility to do what you have been commanded to do.

The Holy Spirit, speaking through the Word of God, doesn't just say to us here is all the stuff you need to do as a believer. God goes beyond that and says, "I am going to give you the authority and ability to do everything I command you to do."

Despite what the devil may tell you -- the Christian life is a "possible" life to live in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus divinely commissioned every one of His followers. He has promised the authority and ability to do what He has commanded us to do.
Matthew 28:19-20

1. The Power Delegated
He not only gives ...

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