Posted by Joel Tiemeyer on Mar 25, 2018

Define It - The It Factor #6

Opening Scripture: John 14:26

Planted - “Fruit where you are, Roots where you’re Growing.”


3 Keys to “Roots” (Time, Talking, Tithe)

  1. Attending - 3 Sunday’s per month. National statistics show active church attendance is 1.8 Sundays a month. 
  2. Inviting - Inviting means Invested. If you won’t invite someone it is because of one of 2 reasons: A Fruit Issue or A Root Issue.  You’re Not Producing or You’re Not Planted. 
  3. Invest - Time (Attending), Talent (Fruit or Inviting), Tithe (Financially)


Define It - You won’t Grow if you don’t know.  

The Bible meaning and Bible application of Church words. We call it Christianese.                                                                                            


I ran into a wall trying to start this series. We want to define everything so we can move forward in concert but the first thing we need to define is not “a word” but You and Me.  


What is real, we do not always feel. What we feel is not always real.


Who I Am In Christ


I am the salt of the earth.  (Matthew 5:13)

I am the light of the world.  (Matthew 5:14)

I am a child of God.  (John 1:12)

I am Christ’s friend.  (John 15:15)

I am chosen by Christ.  (John 15:16)

I am God’s gift to Christ.  (John 17:24)

I am made right in God’s sight by faith.  (Romans 5:1)

I am at peace with God.  (Romans 5:1)

I am in the place of the highest privilege.  (Romans 5:2)

I am confidently and joyfully looking forward to becoming all God has in mind for me. (Romans 5:2)

I am rejoicing in troubles, for through them God is building me up and making me strong.  (Romans 5:3-5)

I am reconciled to God.  (Romans 5:10)

I am a receiver of God’s grace that far supersedes my worst sin.  (Romans 5:20)

I am dead to sin and alive to God.  (Romans 6:11)

I am a recipient of eternal life through Jesus Christ. (Romans 6:23)

I am free of condemnation. (Romans 8:1)

I am free from the vicious cycle of sin and death.  (Romans 8:2)

I am a son of God; God is spiritually my Father.  (Romans 8:14-15; Galatians 3:26; 4:6)

I share in Christ’s inheritance. (Romans 8:17)

I am protected.  Who can ever be against me?  (Romans 8:31)

I am inseparable from God’s love.  (Romans 8:35)

I am more than a conqueror through Christ.  (Romans 8:37)

I am God’s dwelling place.  His Spirit and life dwells in me.  (1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19)

I am united to the Lord.  (1Corinthians 6:17)

I am a member of Christ’s body – the church.  (1 Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 5:30)

I am adequate for anything because my adequacy comes from God.  (2 Corinthians 3:5)

I am a new creation.  (2 Corinthians 5:17)

I am reconciled to God and a minister of reconciliation.  (2 Corinthians 5:18-19)

I am a saint.  (Ephesians 1:1)

I am blessed with every spiritual blessing.  (Ephesians 1:3)

I am forgiven of all my sins.  (Ephesians 1:7)

I am God’s workmanship – His handiwork.  (Ephesians 1:7)

I am a fellow citizen with the rest of God’s family.  (Ephesians 2:19)

I am righteous and holy.  (Ephesians 4:24)

I am a citizen of heaven.  (Ephesians 2:6)

I am strong in the Lord to fight off all of satan’s attacks.  (Ephesians 6:10-17)

I am able to do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  (Philippians 4:13)

I am filled with God’s power that works mightily in me.  (Colossians 1:29)

I am complete in Christ, filled with God, possessor of everything.  (Colossians 2:10)

I am chosen by God, holy and dearly loved.  (Colossians 3:12; 1 Thessalonians 1:4)

I am a son/daughter of light and not of darkness.  (1 Thessalonians 5:5)

I am adequate, complete, equipped for every good work.  (2 Timothy 3:17)

I am able to come boldly before the throne of grace to find mercy and grace.  (Hebrews 4:16)

I am a child of God and I will resemble Christ when He returns.  (1 John 3:1-2)

I am loved.  (Revelation 1:5)

What is real, we do not always feel. What we feel is not always real.

This is why Define it is so important. If you let your feelings create the definition you will never have what is “Real” about the Kingdom of God.

If we let what is real, the Word of God, define us we may not always feel it but the Fruit is the proof we are looking for and not the feeling.

John 15:16 “that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain…”

We need to have Fruit that remains, but many of us want a feeling that remains. 


John 14:26 But the Helper (Comforter), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” 


“It” is Personal

If we do not come the realization that the Holy Spirit is a person we will never develop a personal relationship with Him.


Holy Spirit - Literal Bible Definition

Holy Spirit - Para-cletos - Greek: Only appears 5 times the Bible.

Life Application - Helper or Comforter 

John 14:16 Helper 

John 14:26 Helper 

John 15:26 Helper 

John 16:7 Helper

4 of the 5 times at the Lord’s Supper.  


God: God - The Father - Father is His descriptive roll

God - the Son - Son is His descriptive roll

God - the Holy Spirit - The Holy Spirit- The Holy Spirit is a descriptive term for the function of His roll in the Trinity.


Illustration: Joel 

Joel is a Father 

Joel is a Son 

Joel Spiritual Gift - Apostolic

Does “Apostolic” make me any more or less of a Father or Son? Apostolic is just a descriptive term of how God created Joel. 


“It” Is Real

3 Types of Baptism

Baptism in the Body of Christ: 

Baptism of the Holy Spirit

I Corinthians 12:13 “For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit.” (NKJV)



Baptism in Water: 

Matthew: 28:19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,”

References: Colossians 2, Romans 6


Jesus does the Baptism in the Holy Spirit.

Baptism in the Holy Spirit: Matthew 3:11, Mark 1:8, Luke 3:16, John 1

Matthew 3:11 “I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Mark 1:8 “I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

Luke 3:16 “John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

John 1:33 “I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’


I Corinthians 12 & Matthew 3 are grammatically and Theologically different.

In I Corinthians 12 the Holy Spirit is the Baptizer

In the 4 Gospels Jesus is the Baptizer. 

The Holy Spirit wants to baptize into the Body of Christ. Christ wants to Baptize you in the Holy Spirit.


Very few things are in all 4 Gospels. 3 things are... the  birth, death, Resurrection Baptism in the Holy Spirit.


People received all 3 Baptisms.

1. Acts 2:37-38

2. Acts 8:5-17

3. Acts 19:1-6


I John 5:7-8 “For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one.” (NKJV)

I John 5:7 that bear witness in Heaven. 

I John 5:8 That bear witness in the earth. 

Blood - Saved

Water - Cutting of flesh; old man is cut off

Spirit -  Empowerment


Saved - New Creation in Christ

Water Baptized - Cutting off of the old man

Spirit Baptized - Power to walk out the New Life


“It” is for Us 

John 10:10 - “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”

“Life” - Zoe 

“It More Abundantly” - over and above, more than is necessary, superadded, exceeding abundantly, supremely, something further, more, much more than all, more plainly


Sermon Illustration: Diet Dr.Pepper & Mentos


What is the “It Factor”? The “It Factor” is You!!! The You walking in all 3 Baptisms. 


Bonus Material:


Baptism of the Holy Spirit is what happened when you got saved. He Baptized you into Christ. 

Baptism in Water is the cutting off of the old you.

Baptism in the Holy Spirit is Jesus’ gift or baptism for you. 

The Holy Spirit wants to baptize into the Body of Christ. Christ wants to Baptize you in the Holy Spirit.



Holy Spirit Baptizing into Christ is for you.

Christ Baptizing you in the Holy Spirit is for the World. 


Charis - grace

ma - gift


Charisma -  It is the instantaneous enablement of the Holy Spirit in the life of any believer to exercise the gift for the edification of others.


9 Fruit

Galatians 5:16-25

16 “I say then: Walk in the Spirit…"

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control.


9 Gifts

I Corinthians 12:1-11


Discerning Gifts - Perceiving Gifts

Word of Knowledge - know something specific without having prior or natural knowledge of. 

Discerning of Spirits -  To be made aware of demonic spirits. 

Word of Wisdom -  Divine answer or solution for a particular event.


Declarative Gifts -  Proclaiming Gifts

Prophecy - gift of encouragement

Tongues -  A message form God in a language unknown 

Interpretation Of Tongues -  Understanding and expressing the thought and the intent of the message.


Dynamic Gifts - Power Gifts

Faith - Supernatural Impartation of belief and confidence for a specific situation.

Healing's -  Supernatural endowments of divine health.

Working of Miracles -  Divine intervention that alters our natural circumstances.