The Spirit Of The Lord Is Upon Us

The Spirit Of The Lord Is Upon Us! – Mesquite Worship Center Live Stream 1/12/2

Pastor Duke Taber shares from Luke 4:14-21 on how the Spirit of the Lord was upon Jesus and is upon us as we fulfill the mission of Jesus in Mesquite.

Posted by Mesquite Worship Center on Sunday, January 12, 2020

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Sermon Notes:

The Spirit Of The Lord Is Upon Us


My first encounter with the Holy Spirit


Luke 4:14-21

14 Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news of Him went out through all the surrounding region. 15 And He taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.

Jesus Rejected at Nazareth

16 So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. 17 And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written:

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,

Because He has anointed Me

To preach the gospel to the poor;

He has sent Me [i]to heal the brokenhearted,

To proclaim liberty to the captives

And recovery of sight to the blind,

To set at liberty those who are [j]oppressed;

19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”

20 Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. 21 And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

The Power Of The Spirit

Example of power of the Spirit at Uncle Bob’s church

  1. Jesus claimed the Spirit of the Lord was upon Him.
  2. What Jesus did was through this power of the Spirit. (Phil. 2:6-8 NLT)
  3. Jesus told us to wait for the power of the Spirit.

Acts 1:4-5

4 And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; 5 for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

The Anointing Of The Spirit

Greek word Chrio


to anoint

  1. consecrating Jesus to the Messianic office, and furnishing him with the necessary powers for its administration
  2. enduing Christians with the gifts of the Holy Spirit

The authority to operate in the Spirit’s power

The call to operate in the Spirit’s power

1 Peter 2:9 New King James Version (NKJV)

9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;