Posts Tagged ‘comfort’

New Scriptures

April 18, 2009

Hey everyone!

I was doing some thinking (ya I know it’s dangerous but sometimes it’s healthy XD), and I realized that there are probably a whole bunch of Bible verses that we don’t have on our Scriptures page.  I also realized that some of you readers might have some that we are missing.  If you know of any good, evangelism-related Bible verses that fit in any of our categories on the Scripture page not listed there, feel free to leave a comment with the verses and we’ll be sure to add them.  We really appreciate anything you can give us :-D.

Matt

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The Role of the Holy Spirit

November 24, 2008

Romans 8:1-11

The Holy Spirit is often just a fuzzy figure in the back of our minds that we can’t truly define.  We know that it’s a part of the Trinity, but what does it actually do?  Is it just the part of God that comes to “live in your heart” after you take Christ as your personal Lord and Savior and except His free gift of Salvation, or is the Holy Spirit more than that?  What is the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives?

The Bible emphasises 3 main roles of the Holy Spirit:

  • The Holy Spirit SENDS and GUIDES us.
  • The Holy Spirit GIVES US THE ABILITY TO DO THINGS.
  • The Holy Spirit GIVES US LIFE.

And now the Sovereign LORD has sent me, with his Spirit.” Isaiah 48:16b  We have to realize that we don’t just go to wherever we want and get “lucky” about what happens when we’re evangelising to the lost.  The Spirit of God guides our path, our words, and their hearts. 

But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you to all truth.” John 16:13a  

but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit.” 1Corinthians 2:10a 

 

Are you so foolish?  After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?” Galatians 3:3  We have to realize that we cannot do anything in our own strength and abilities.  We cannot even receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Savior without the empowerment of the Holy Spirit . 

My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power,” 1 Corinthians 2:4

And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.” Ezekiel 36:27 

All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages as the Spirit enabled them.” Acts 2:4

 

 “The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing.  The words I have spoken to you are Spirit and they are life.” John 6:63  We have to realize that above all else, the Holy Spirit gives us life!  There are approximately half over the amount of verses in the Bible about the Holy Spirit giving us life than verses of any other role of the Holy Spirit!

The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.” Job 33:4 

We know that we live in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.” 1 John 4:13

…the Spirit gives [everlasting] life.” 2 Corinthians 3:6c

 

Hugs and Prayers, Kendra Allison