Friday, September 24, 2010

The Holy Spirit in Us

The Holy Spirit brings us Christian maturity. As our guests participate in the Alpha course session now, we pray that they will receive the Holy Spirit. Many refer to the Holy Spirit as "it" ,but in fact it is Him in the trinity.

There are 7 ways God's Spirit works in a Christian's life :

Spirit of Life. "For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death...And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness", Rom 8:2, 10 NKJV.

Spirit of Truth. "When He, the Spirit of truth has come, He will guide you into all truth" John 16:13

Spirit of Adoption. "For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out "Abba Father". Rom 8:15

Spirit of Holiness. "Concerning His son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was....declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead" Rom 1:3-4

Spirit of Grace. "of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has..insulted the Spirit of grace?" Heb 10:29

Spirit of Supplication. "And I will pour in the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication" Zech 12:10

Spirit of Glory. "If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you". 1 Pet 4:14

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