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What is the Work of the Holy Spirit?

1. Creation (Gen. 1:2; Job 33:4) – The making of the universe out of nothing.

2. Restraining Evil (Gen. 6:3) – Protecting mankind from its own destruction.

3. Causing Jesus to be Conceived in Mary’s Womb (Matt. 1:18, 20; Luke 1:35).

4. Empowering Believers to Testify of Christ (Matt. 10:20; Acts 1:8, 4:31).

5. Regenerating (John 3:5-6, 8; Titus 3:5) – Creating a spiritual new birth.

6. Imparting Life (John 6:63; Rom. 8:11) – Reviving the believer.

7. Teaching (John 14:26) – Helping the believer to understand God’s thoughts.

8. Comforting (John 14:26) – Coming alongside to help the believer.

9. Showing Future Things (John 16:13) – Bible prophecies of future events.

10. Speaking to the Believer (Acts 8:29, 10:19) – Personal communication.

11. Calling into Service of Christ (Acts 13:2) – Divine summons.

12. Sending Out to Reach the Lost (Acts 13:4) – Divine commissioning.

13. Denying Permission to Go to Certain Places (Acts 16:6-7) – God’s “red light.”

14. Appointing Leaders in the Church (Acts 20:28) – Making some overseers.

15. Loving (Rom. 5:5, 15:30) – Ministering love to and through the believer.

16. Enabling the Believer to Experience the Death of the Old Man (Rom. 8:13).

17. Making Divine Adoption a Personal Reality (Rom. 8:15, Gal. 4:6).

18. Leading (Rom. 8:16, John 16:13) – Guiding the believer into God’s will.

19. Giving the Believer Assurance of His Salvation (Rom. 8:16, 1 John 3:24).

20. Helping the Believer to Pray (Rom. 8:26-27, Eph. 6:18).

21. Revealing God’s Word (1 Cor. 2:10-16) – Spiritual understanding.

23. Indwelling the Believer as His Temple (1 Cor. 3:16, Rom. 8:9, 1 Cor. 6:19)

24. Giving Spiritual Gifts (1 Cor 12:11) – Equipping for service in the church.

25. Baptizing into the Body (1 Cor. 12:13) – Making us living members of His body.

26. Writing the Word of God on the Heart (2 Cor. 3:3) – Obedience from the heart.

27. Giving Freedom (2 Cor. 3:17, 1 Pet. 1:22) – Setting us free to obey God.

28. Enabling a Victorious Walk over Sin (Gal. 5:16).

29. Producing Spiritual Fruit (Gal. 5:22-23) – Developing Christ’s character in us.

30. Sealing (Eph. 1:13, 4:30; 2 Cor. 1:22) – Guaranteeing our eternal security.

31. Giving Us Continual Access to the Father (Eph. 2:18).

32. Strengthening the Believer in the Inner Man (Eph. 3:16).

33. Unifying the Church (Eph. 2:22, 4:3-4) – Building Christ’s body together as one.

34. Filling (Eph. 5:18) – As the believer yields to God, the Spirit empowers his walk.

35. Inspiration (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:21) – Guiding men in the writing of the Bible.

36. Renewing the Believer’s Mind (Titus 3:5) – Enabling us to think with God.

37. Anointing (1 John 2:27, 2 Cor. 1:21) – Enabling believers to know & to speak the Word in power.

QUESTIONS:

  • How can I become more conscious of the Holy Spirit in my life?
  • What are the implications of my body being God’s holy templ
  • Which of the works of the Holy Spirit have you personally experienced in your life?
  • Which of the works of the Holy Spirit do you not understand?
  • Which ones do you desire to experience more fully?
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