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Digging Deeper: The Spirit of Christ

Last week for our foundation stone 7, the Holy Spirit, we showed the balance between the Word of God and the spirit of God.

Here are some passages of Scripture to help you dig deeper into the Word to discover a healthy balance of the Word of God and the Spirit of God working together:

  • Getting past cold orthodoxy to being adopted as children. (Galatians 4:4-7)

  • Living according to the Spirit rather than the flesh. (Galatians 5:22-23)

  • The Holy Spirit is a Person. (John 14:16) He can be grieved (Ephesians 4:30); He can be quenched (1 Thessalonians 5:19-22); He has joy (John 15:11) He loves (Romans 15:30); He is the internal voice of God in our souls (John 10:27); He can be lied to (Acts 7:1-4).

  • The Holy Spirit is a Spirit: He is called the Spirit of God (Genesis 1:2, ); the Spirit of the Lord God (Isaiah 61:1; Luke 4:18); the Spirit of the Living God (2 Corinthians 3:3); the Spirit of Christ (Romans 8:9); the Spirit of wisdom and understanding (Isaiah 11:2); the Spirit of Truth (John 6:14:17); the Spirit of life (Romans 8:2); the Spirit of glory (1 Peter 4:14).

  • The Holy Spirit has power (Genesis 1:1)

  • The hypostatic union (Luke 2)

  • Christ gave us the Holy Spirit to indwell us (John 14:16-21; Acts 2:1-4; 1 John 4:13).

  • The Holy Spirit raises us to eternal life (Romans 8:11)

  • Extra bonus study: Here is how the Holy Spirit impacted your salvation. Can you find verses that demonstrate His role in the following? We are chosen, called, regenerated, justified, sanctified, redeemed, adopted, assured of a resurrection and an ascension - all by the Holy Spirit

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