Holy Spirit  

Our Response

Spiritual growth is a partnership between the work of the Holy Spirit in us and our agreement to follow that influence. He can change our hearts, we need to be willing to change our actions.

Day One: Recognition
Before Jesus ascended to heaven, He told His disciples that He would send one who would teach and guide all those who believe in Him. Jesus' promise was fulfilled less than two weeks later when the Holy Spirit came in power on the believers at Pentecost...
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For more, see: "What is the fruit of the Holy Spirit?"

Day Two: Worship
We know that only God should be worshipped. Only God deserves worship. The question of whether we should worship the Holy Spirit is answered simply by determining whether the Spirit is God. Contrary to the ideas of some cults, the Holy Spirit is not merely a "force," but a personality...
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Day Three: Feelings
While certain ministries of the Holy Spirit may involve a feeling, such as conviction of sin, comfort, and empowerment, Scripture does not instruct us to base our relationship with the Holy Spirit on how or what we feel... Read More

Day Four: Filling
An important verse in understanding the filling of the Holy Spirit is John 14:16, where Jesus promised the Spirit would indwell believers and that the indwelling would be permanent. It is important to distinguish the indwelling from the filling of the Spirit...
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For more, see: "What does it mean to walk in the Spirit?"

Day Five: Praying
Praying in the Spirit is mentioned three times in Scripture. First Corinthians 14:15 says, "So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind"...
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Day Six: Grieving and Quenching
When the word "quench" is used in Scripture, it is speaking of suppressing fire. When believers put on the shield of faith, as part of their armor of God, they are extinguishing the power of the fiery darts from Satan...
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Day Seven: Blasphemy
The concept of "blasphemy against the Spirit" is mentioned in Mark 3:22–30 and Matthew 12:22–32. Jesus has just performed a miracle. A demon-possessed man was brought to Jesus, and the Lord cast the demon out, healing the man of blindness and muteness...
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For more, see: "Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit"

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Published 11-9-16