Monday, April 14, 2014

Baptized, Capsized and Deputized! (The Role of the Holy Spirit)

Role of Holy Spirit

  • Awakens us to grace (1 Corinthians 2.10)
  • Beckons us to our inheritance (Galatians 4.6)
  • Equips us for service (Acts 1.8)
  • Offers us God’s Presence (1 Corinthians 6.19-20)
  • Empowers us for victory (1 John 5.4)
  • Sensitizes us to revelation (St. John 16.12)
  • Makes us One with the God and God’s Family (1 Corinthians 6.17)
  • Guarantees our eternity with God (Ephesians 1.14)

Next Steps

  1. Pray for the continual filling of the Holy Spirit
  2. Pray for sensitivity to the leading/prompting of the Holy Spirit
  3. Seek the evidence of transformation of character by the Holy Spirit
  4. Trust God’s power within you to overcome obstacles to faithful living.

(Verses from Role of Holy Spirit)

1 Corinthians 2:10
10 these are the things God has revealed(A) to us by his Spirit.(B)The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.

Galatians 4:6
Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son(A) into our hearts,(B) the Spirit who calls out, “Abba,[a] Father.”(C)

Acts 1:8
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you;(A) and you will be my witnesses(B) in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria,(C) and to the ends of the earth.”(D)

1 Corinthians 6:19-20
19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples(A) of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;(B) 20 you were bought at a price.(C) Therefore honor God with your bodies.(D)

1 John 5:4
for everyone born of God(A) overcomes(B) the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.

John 16:12
12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear.(A)

1 Corinthians 6:17
17 But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit.[a](A)

Ephesians 1:14

14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance(A) until the redemption(B) of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.(C)