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Forgotten God

The Holy Spirit – who he is

1. The Holy Spirit is a PERSON.

He is not an indistinct “power” or “force” or “thing”

John 14:17, Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14

 

2. The Holy Spirit is GOD.

In the New Testament, the words spirit and God are used interchangeably

Acts 5:3-4

 

3. The Holy Spirit is ETERNAL and HOLY.

Jesus promised His disciples that the Spirit would be with them forever

John 14:16; Hebrews 9:14; Romans 1:4; Romans 5:5

 

4. The Holy Spirit has His own mind and He prays for us.

The Spirit of God prays for us according to the will of God

Romans 8:26-27

 

5. The Holy Spirit has emotions.

We are not to grieve the Holy Spirit

Isaiah 63:10; Ephesians 4:30

 

6. The Holy Spirit has His own desires and will.

The Spirit has a plan for each of us and for the church including our individual church body and the worldwide body of Christ.

1 Corinthians 12:11

 

7. The Holy Spirit is omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient.

The Spirit is all-powerful, present everywhere and all-knowing.

Zechariah 4:6; Psalms 139:7-8; 1 Corinthians 2:10b; Isaiah 40:13

Forgotten God

The Holy Spirit – what he does

1. He helps us when we don’t know what to say, or how to pray.

Mark 13:11; Luke 12:12; Romans 8:26-27

 

2. He teaches us, advises us, encourages us, strengthens us and guides us.

Psalms 143:10; John 14-16; Acts 9:31; Acts 13:2; Acts 15:28;

2 Corinthians 2:9-10; 1 John 5:6-8

 

3. He empowers us to be a witness for Jesus.

Acts 1:8; Romans 8:26; Ephesians 3:16-19

 

4. He convicts us of sin.

John 16:7-11; 1 Thessalonians 1:5

 

5. He frees us from the power of sin.

Romans 8:2; Romans 11; Romans 12

 

6. He leads us out of slavery and into relationship.

Romans 8:15-16

 

7. He brings life & freedom.

Romans 8:10-11; 2 Corinthians 3:17

 

8. He fills us with hope.

Romans 15:13; Ephesians 1:13-14

 

9. He empowers us with supernatural gifts.

1 Corinthians 12:7

 

10. He produces amazing fruit through us.

2 Corinthians 3:18; Galatians 5:22-23

 

11. He is our “connection” to God.

John 4:3; Philippians 3:3

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