I. INTRO We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person, who convicts the world of sin, of Righteousness, and of judgement, regenerates, indwells, seals, enlightens, and empowers the saved to live a Godly life. (John 14:16,17) (John 16:8-13) (John 3:3-6) (1 Cor 3:16) (Gal 5:16) (1 Cor 12:13) (Eph 4:30) .
1. Person of the Spirita. 3rd member of the Godhead- (1 Jn 5:7) (Mt 3:16,17) dove has a gentle, tender & peaceful natureb. Active in Creation (Gen 1:1-3,26)c. The Spirit is not an “it” but is He. Holy & Spirit describe Him2. Convicts (Jn 16:7-13) (presents evidence causing one to see truth)a. Of sin- The sin of unbelief, (Rom 3:23) “All have sinned”b. Of Righteousness-1- (Rom 10:3,4)2- (Phil. 3:8,9) “the righteousness which is of God”c. Of Judgement1- satans power broken, he is judged and defeated2- unbelievers (Jn 3:18)3. Regeneratesa. Invites to Christ (Rev 22:17) “The Spirit and the bride say Come”b. (Jn 3:3-6) born of the Spirit- must be drawn by the Spirit and believe the Word, to be savedc. (Titus 3:5) “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost”4. Baptizesa. (Acts 1:5) “Ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost”b. (1 Cor 12:13) “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body”5. Indwellsa. (Jn 14:16,17)b. (Acts 2:38) “Repent….and ye shall receive the gift of the Hol;y Ghost”c. (1 Cor 3:16) “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit dwelleth”6. Sealsa. Engrafted (Rom 11:17) “being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them” b. Sealed-showing ownership, finished transaction. (Eph 4:30)c. Earnest (pledge paid in advance with the promise of fulfillment) (Eph 1:13,14) (2 Cor 1:21, 22)7. Enlightens (To cause to see and know)a. (Eph 1:18) “the eyes of your understanding being enlightened”b. (2 Cor 4:6) “light to shine”c. teaches (Jn 14:26) “He shall teach you all things” (1 Cor 2:13,14)8. Empowersa. (Acts 1:8) “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you”b. Leads and guides (2 Pet 1:21) (Jn 16:13) (Gal 5:16-18)c. Power of resurrection1- Jesus (1 Pet 3:18) “That he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit”2- believers (Rom 8:11) (1 Cor 6:14) “the Lord will also raise up us by his own power”9. Intercedesa. (Rom 8:26) “the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which can’t be…”10. Fruit Showna. (Jn 15:5) “I am the vine, ye are the branches”b. (Gal 5:22,23) “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”
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