June 7, 2022
“Be Filled with the Spirit!”
Mr. Robert Montgomery
It is impossible to live the Christian life without the Holy Spirit. As believers we want to know how to be filled with the Holy Spirit and how to help other believers experience His power and work in their lives.
Robert Montgomery has discussed the ministry of the Holy Spirit one on one and in front of groups hundreds of times over his years in ministry. He remembers being only three weeks old in the Lord when someone first talked with him about being filled with the Spirit.
0:00 Introductory comments
2:11 What does Jesus promise to those who believe in Him?
3:41 Three types of people: natural person, spiritual person, worldly believer
3:49 Natural person
4:56 Spiritual person
6:41 Worldly believer
10:50 Spiritual person – a closer look
11:59 Worldly believer – a closer look
15:48 Who is directing your life right now? Do you want Jesus to be directing your life?
16:41 We are filled with the Holy Spirit by faith. What attitudes characterize this faith?
19:05 By faith claim the fullness of the Holy Spirit
23:59 How do we know we are filled with the Holy Spirit?
25:00 Spiritual breathing
26:43 Can you share some of your experiences talking about the Spirit filled life with others?
29:25 What would you denote as the fullness of the Holy Spirit? How does that line up with us being the temple of the Holy Spirit?
31:57 How does one bridge the gap between being filled with the Holy Spirit where a person’s conception of that may be on a macro level (ex. miracles) and daily walking in and surrendering to the Spirit? How does one reach out to someone with only one view as opposed to only the other view?
35:16 Closing Comments
Robert Montgomery joined the Christian Embassy in 1999 as a part-time associate to the Executive Director, then from 2003 to 2006 served as Deputy Director. Since 2006 he now serves as International Representative of the Christian Embassy and coordinator of the English as a Second Language program.
From 1996 to 2003 Mr. Montgomery directed Vie de famille, the French division of FamilyLife Canada, recruiting speakers for, organizing and speaking at marriage enhancement conferences. Prior to that from 1976 to 1996 he worked in the university student division of Power to Change Ministries.
Mr. Montgomery earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at Cornell University. He did post graduate studies with the International School of Theology and has made a life-long habit of studying the Bible. He is an avid cyclist. He and his wife Anne-Marie have three adult daughters and two grandchildren. Read more