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Empowered by the Spirit

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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March 24, 2021 8:00 am

Empowered by the Spirit

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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March 24, 2021 8:00 am

God wants us to live by his power, but we can't get it unless we live by his principles. In this lesson, Dr. Tony Evans talks about the importance of submission and obedience as he takes a look at what it means to live a spirit-driven life.

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Dr. Tony Evans is the feeding of the 5000 reveals what many of Jesus followers will really follow the same is true today.

What Christians want spiritual without much celebrating faithfulness.

This is the alternative Dr. Tony had authored speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative. God wants us to live by his power, but we can't get it unless we live by his principles today.

Dr. Evans talked about the importance of submission and obedience as he takes a look at what it means to live a Spirit driven life. What's doing without the Holy Spirit is much to do about nothing. It's going not be able to flow because there is no power.

Jesus Christ makes about the Holy Spirit in the book of acts chapter 1 verse eight what you when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be my witnesses in all Judea and Samaria, and even into the remotest part of the sleeve will come from the member of the Trinity, the Trinity speaks of oneness of God.

God is both one and many size a provision is the first time that they have heard this in John chapter 14, Jesus teaching all because he's about to die and about to leave them ask the father and he will give you another helper, that he may be with you forever. Verse 17 it is the spirit of true the world cannot receive, because it does not even know it when you know him because he abides with you and will be in you. You not to appreciate and understand Jesus disciples's. They have seen him with Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ now… No man to turbulence because as well. We badly made in which we know well we go make it what you go all the struggles we had when you went Jesus about it, send you the spirit of truth. Verse 20 father John 16 says things I've spoken to you while abiding with you, but the help of the Holy Spirit. The father will send in my name, will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I have sent when the helper comes to you what I told you will see is a guarantee in the life of the believer, because now the Holy Spirit almost every true Christian. Let's get the first part straight the help you need to do what you need to do you already said again that you need to do what God wants you all ready have.

But where is it located, he shall be in you, you already have one the worst things to do is be searching for something already. I was looking the other day for some notes because I written they were critical for presentation and I'm looking and I'm certain I'm going through all my notes and I go through are you are you go through things three or four times trying to find what I'm looking I'm looking between pages. I am looking all over the place. It's getting close to where I need to make this presentation I need to get the snow would not look at the numbers look good and I'm asking people. Have you seen this searching is not looking at. Time is going on and I'm starting to get sweaty because it's, you know, because this you know I gotta find this thing and I can't find my note I go back down the column maybe slipped out between the seats in the car and then if I'm looking to keep in bed first ball you start a random looking to start looking everywhere. What did you become an organized look and let me start Michelle McGoldrick viscerally go to this to become a strategic between things and you just look at the findings anywhere just with find the presentation open up my Bible citizen rights in the CH that I want to talk about what a note I was looking to locate some already. She is going to be what you're looking for you all ready been granted to you because this is the age of the Holy Spirit.

The problem is that with so disconnected from some x-rays question if I already have the power I need to put all the law, like get linked with watches accept 13 to these he also presented himself alive after his sufferings, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of 40 days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God. For six so when they come together. They were asking him saying what is at this time you are restoring the kingdom to Israel for you to know the times of the epoxy father split by the Masonic you will rethink verse three have been teaching them about the kingdom. His rule they want to know when the physical kingdom is going, Jesus of the flat right now me to tell you when the physical kingdom is going to come when I come back and I set up my earthly rule. I can tell you, but while you right now all the cool presents that's going to be at a condo in the future for what she will not have to wait for the kingdoms you know now why and what to do with the connection here is why we from the holy spirit that would come from the kingdom of God was the kingdom question what is the kingdom of God in your life. Many of us want showmanship without rulership another New Testament phrase for this would be the Lordship of Jesus Christ lost today spiritually alive and one of the New Testament. They Jesus of miracle they wanted to make the blind see, the lame walk, talk to his miracles.

They wanted the five of 11 when he fed 5000 men, women and children 20 to 25,000 people that all that may want to be who can turn starting practice into a Moby Dick site, which will be okay, but what they wanted was a Burger King. They wanted somebody who was going to without having to submit to his room and it says when he saw what was in that they wanted without his courtship itself.

What is report. It says he removed himself from what Christians want spiritual without his Lordship, we call it blessed me. I want to bless us face with his ship you want departed, he would fellowship with them. Why, because of what was I wanted him for what he could do explaining the kingdom of God. The rule of God that is in us to be helping us that we are, and his kingdom or the put another way, the way connected to the spirit even though you have the Spirit's presence mission and submission to the King and his kingdom is ruled the written request.make suggestions to us, and evaluate whether we go to when Dr. Evans continues our message in just a moment. You have more force on what it means to live obediently in God's kingdom first. If you'd like to dig deeper and what we been learning you can get. Tony's current series on both CD and digital download to review and study at your own pace.

This eight part collection is called life in the spirit and it will teach you how God spirit takes up residence inside us to focus our thoughts empower us to face life's challenges transform the way we live and help us grow into mature, fully dedicated followers of the Lord and through next Monday we have a special offer all eight lessons in the life in the spirit series along with a copy of Tony's powerful book, the fire that ignites this book is the perfect complement for a study on the Holy Spirit making the complete package available is our gift and appreciation for your contribution to the ministry of the alternative. Just visit us at Tony Avenue and start or make your donation before time runs out next Monday and let us send you both of these great resources again – 2011' or call us.

They are night at 1-800-800-3222 and let one of our helpful team members assist you. That's 1-800-800-3222. Dr. Evans will come back with more of today's lesson right after this says to man out what is God's demanding rising society can't leave the sidelines requires showing up present standing up speaking truth in his powerful and long-awaited sequel to instant bestseller kingdom and Tony having skin demand rising challenges men to rise up to what they believe kingdom and we must rise find out for Tony having' we have lunch parents here and I'm sure like my home and your whole for your children. You have rules will call your house miles kingdom and family will call the man you all the King of your king's guidelines that govern the operation of your house so the children around you say no, these are the guidelines that govern this whole to which a child says okay that I heard about the I want I want to really think about whether this is something I really wanted.

I just give me a couple weeks, months when the company is not bad what you do you keep leaving me you keep close to me.

You put gas in my car you keep give me allowance, but let me think about whether I want to be governed by your guidelines. So show me not me. In the conversation with Paul and the house would need's we don't do it because the smoke in the human imperfect God is not Joshua didn't think about Joshua 2450. Think about who goggles or majority will. He said man by the way, that makes many thick ass for me and not speak of everybody in my house we will give you in my house.

This is what we do suppose you say I don't like rules simple solution if you don't like my loans.

You just don't come to my house number one rule you, respect, Jesus is saying here is where I will lives of people who share communication in a bottle. I will provide will not take most of us are not experiencing this so unnatural and because Jesus Christ came unless we first decide whether we agree. And Jesus is not debating with us, not debating what you) passed in the Bible and in Trafalgar Sq. in England. People just come up and feed the pigeons, breadcrumbs duck pigeons at Trafalgar Square. You will never find adult dove is one of the most sensitive birds ever created very sensitive and if the dog sniffs imitated does believe because it's very sensitive. It will hang out when it's irritated and by following Holy Spirit bypasses the very sensitive so when the holy spirit sniffs that his and his kingdom, which is why his first name is only in his last name us.

When you sense is saying that is in mission with his kingdom he going to because your Bibles with the Holy Spirit. The little kinship with you online communication and no longer express you know when you're kingdom person when you have to adjust your decisions to God. Decisions even if that's not the decision when the dog sees that you are cooperating with the will of God and the king and his kingdom.

You shall receive power, how do you know when this power is work actually told universe she says and you shall my witness, you shall be my witnesses in John chapter 16 is that when the helper comes, will glorify me when my witness, in which we dated you will do witnessing witnesses. I want to Lincoln on that word be witnessing somebody visibly and verbally represents the thoughts or cause of the program you become a different person to be something you were not you get a commercial plop plop businesses. Oh what a relief it is dropped throughout the senses and the glass and you watch this volcanic eruption in the summer very what God did is a drop something in your new nature to templates holy and spirit, and they are designed to bring about a change which upset live upset minds upset circumstances he dropped to Listen plop plop for that there might be things is food. You might discover what a relief. He is when you take on the positioning of the king and his kingdom. He will turn on the ignition of the battery that allows the spirit of God to help you to become something you are not right. He just needs to know that you know he's king if you could use more help learning to tap into God's power. Don't forget to request a copy of Dr. Tony ever's current series life in the spirit. It will help you get past a lot of the mystery that surrounds the subject and learn exactly who the Holy Spirit is how we receive him and what he can do in our lives. As I mentioned earlier, the CD and digital version of this eight message collection are our gift to you. When you help support our work here on the air, and around the world with the contribution and for a few more days will include a copy of Tony's popular book, the fire that ignites get all the details and make your request online at Tony Avenue and start or before the special offer runs out next Monday or call us at 1-800-800-3222. Our friendly resource team members are available around the clock to take your call so reach out any time of the day or night. Again, that's 1-800-800-3222. As you've heard the urban alternative is celebrating 40 years of ministry this year so your support is an investment in an organization with some deep roots, but those roots sink even deeper back into Dr. Evans early life and ministry.

Here's what he told me recently about an important person and event from his undergrad days at Carver Bible College that shaped who he would become John McNeil was a great influencer in my life in college and I would spend a lot of time talking with him.

His house was on campus, so I would go over and I would do work for him in his house.

This little odds and ends kind of things but that gave me a lot of time to spend his wife would always feed me ice cream for doing work and there was a lot of affirmation that came from him as we were trying to deal with because I'm now in Atlanta and the civil rights thing is you hot and heavy coming out of Lenox and so there was a lot of tension in the air, so we will always wrestling theologically, practically with the whole issue of race in the Bible. It was while he was in Atlanta that I was denied to go to a white church there and simply because they did not want to have a black person in the church and the church split over so there would dual track. I was always operating on even when I went to college there was a dual track because it was conservative theology, even though it was in a context of social change. So that was another crises in my life that also help prepare me for an emphasis on racial reconciliation even to today spreading the message of biblical reconciliation is just one of the outreaches you make possible. When you support the urban alternative.

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Let us say thanks for your help by sending you this special to resource package. Life in the spirit and the fire that ignites again that's 1-800-800-3222, or make the arrangements and when you do take a moment to click on the link that says Jesus there you get a clear picture of who God is, how much he loves you and how the light of his love can drive all the darkness out of your life. Tony will talk about how the Lord's death on the cross paid the price for everything you and I have ever done wrong and made it possible for us to have a real personal relationship with God. Starting now and continuing through eternity. The Bible says there's no other way to make this happen so visit Tony Avenue and start org today to find out more again that's Tony facing up to our faults is never easy, but tomorrow Dr. Evans will explain how that important first step can lead to dramatic exciting changes driven by God's power instead of willpower. Don't miss the alternative with Dr. Tony Avenue brought to you by the urban alternative celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you

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