Friday, October 8, 2010

What Else Does the Holy Spirit Do?

Yesterday, I posted from John 13-16 on a number of things the Holy Spirit does. The following list isn't exhaustive, but here are 8 more things we learn about the Holy Spirit from the rest of the New Testament.
  • He regenerates dead people, making them alive to God (Titus 3:5; John 3:3-8)
  • He baptizes believers into the body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:13)
  • He indwells believer, making them a place of worship to God (1 Cor. 3:16; 1 Cor. 6:19-20)
  • He sanctifies believers, growing them in holiness (Rom. 15:16; 1 Cor. 6:11; 2 Thess. 2:13; 1 Pet. 1:2)
  • He seals believers, keeping them secure in their salvation (Eph. 1:13-14; Eph. 4:30)
  • He fills believers as they submit to his leading (Eph. 5:18)
  • He helps believers pray effectively to God the Father (Rom. 8:26-27)
  • He adopts us into the family of God, affirming that we are God's children (Rom. 8:15-17; Eph. 1:5)
Do you need to reconnect with the Holy Spirit who does all of this in you?

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