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An understanding and
appreciation of the Holy Spirit
is important, we need to make
sure we understand why the
Holy Spirit:
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THE PROMINENCE
OF THE SPIRIT IN
"THE BIBLE"
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The Old Testament
mentions the Holy
Spirit 88 times.
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23 books in the Old
Testament refer to the
Holy Spirit.
Although the actual
expression "Holy Spirit"
is used only 3 times
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For Example Psalm 51:11
“Don't toss me aside,
banished forever from your
presence. Don't take your
Holy Spirit from me.”
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Other expressions
referring to the
Spirit are used
"the Spirit of God"
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For example Genesis 1:2
“The earth was a
shapeless, chaotic mass,
with the Spirit of God
brooding over the dark
vapours”
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The New Testament.
mentions the Holy Spirit
264 times
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60 or more
references in the
gospels
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The Book of Acts has 57
references (which is why
some call it "The Acts Of
The Holy Spirit")
The epistles refer to the
Holy Spirit 132 times
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Elizabeth
Zacharias
Simeon
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HIS
INVOLVEMENT
IN OUR
BECOMING
CHRISTIANS...
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We are convicted of sin by
the Holy Spirit.
John 16:7 -8 But I am telling you the truth;
if I leave, it is really better for you. If I
don‘t leave, the Comforter won't come to
you. However, if I go away, I will send Him
He will prove that the people of the world
are wrong about sin, wrong about what is
right, and wrong about judgment:
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We are "born again” of the
Spirit
John 3:5-8 Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say
to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit
he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Humans can reproduce only human life, but the
Holy Spirit gives new life from heaven. The wind
blows where it chooses, and you hear
its sound, but you do not know where it comes
from or where it is going. So is it with every one
who has been born of the Spirit."
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We are "renewed" of the
Holy Spirit
Titus 3:4-6 But when the kindness and love of
God our Saviour for humanity were revealed,
then He saved us--not because we were good
enough to be saved, but because of His
kindness and pity--by washing away our sins
and giving us the new joy of the indwelling
Holy Spirit whom He poured out upon us with
wonderful fullness--and all because of what
Jesus Christ our Savior did.
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We are “indwelt" of the Holy
Spirit
Romans 8:9
But you are not in the flesh but in
the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of
God dwells in you. Now if anyone
does not have the Spirit of Christ,
he is not His.
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Romans 8:11
But if the Spirit of Him who raised
Jesus from the dead dwells in
you, He who raised Christ from
the dead will also give life to your
mortal bodies through His Spirit
who dwells in you.
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1 Corinthians 3:16
Do you not know that you
are the temple of God and
that the Spirit of God
dwells in you?
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HIS PRESENCE IN OUR
LIVES AS CHRISTIANS...
We "live in the Spirit"
Galatians 5:25 Since we are
living by the Spirit, let our
behaviour be guided by the
Spirit.
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We are to "walk in the Spirit",
producing the "fruit of the Spirit"
Galatians 5:22-23 But when we allow the Holy
Spirit to control our lives, He will produce this
kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and
self-control. Here there is no conflict with the
law.
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We must set our minds on "the
things of the Spirit"
Romans 8:5-6 Those who let themselves be
controlled by their lower natures live only to
please themselves, but those who follow after
the Holy Spirit find themselves doing those
things that please God. Following after the
Holy Spirit leads to life and peace, but
following after the old nature leads to death.
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It is "by the Spirit you put to
death the deeds of the body"
Romans 8:11-13 The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus
from the dead, lives in you. And just as He raised
Christ from the dead, He will give life to your mortal
body by this same Spirit living within you. Therefore,
brethren, it is not to our lower natures that we are
under obligation that we should live by their rule. For
if you live according to the flesh, you are going to die,
but if by the Spirit you continually put to death the
activities of the body, you will live.
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HIS PRESENCE IN OUR
LIVES AS CHRISTIANS...
Only when "led by the Spirit"
are we truly the "sons of God"
All who are guided by the
Spirit of God are sons of God;
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The Holy Spirit "makes
intercession for us" in our prayers
The Holy Spirit helps us with our daily problems and
in our praying. For we don't even know what we
should pray for, nor how to pray as we should; but the
Holy Spirit prays for us with such feeling that it cannot
be expressed in words and he who can see into all
hearts knows what the Spirit means because the
prayers that the Spirit makes for God's holy people are
always in accordance with the mind of God.
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God strengthens us "with
might through His Spirit" in
the inner man.
Ephesians 3:16 I pray that from
His glorious, unlimited resources
He will give you mighty inner
strength through His Holy Spirit.
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Thus we can enjoy the
"communion (fellowship) of the
Spirit"
May the grace of the Lord Jesus
Christ, the love of God, and the
fellowship of the Holy Spirit be
with all of you!
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Thus we can enjoy the
"communion (fellowship) of the
Spirit"
If then I can appeal to you as the followers
of Christ, if there is any persuasive power
in love and any common sharing of the
Spirit, or if you have any tenderheartedness and compassion, make my joy
complete by being of one mind
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Who is The Holy Spirit. Part 1 - Greatbarr Church of Christ