About the Spirit of God

 

  1. What does the Holy Spirit do in those who repent and believe?

The Holy Spirit comes to live inside those who repent of their sins and trust in Christ through His grace; He then gives them a desire to love and obey God.

  • The Holy Spirit comes to live in those who repent and believe (Ephesians 1:13)
  • People repent and believe by the enabling grace of the Holy Spirit (Acts 18:27)
  • The Holy Spirit gives new and holy desires to believers (Philippians 2:13, romans 2:29)
  • Have you truly repented and believed?
  • Has the Holy Spirit come inside of you and given you a new heart with new desires to obey God?
  • Discuss with your child about their need to repent and trust in Christ in order to be born again.

 

  1. How does the Holy Spirit comfort the new believer?

The Holy Spirit comforts the new believer by pouring out God’s love into his heart and helping the person know that he has become God’s child.

  • The Holy Spirit pours God’s love into the heart of the true believer (Romans 5:5)
  • The Holy Spirit shows the true believer that they are God’s child (Romans 8:14-16)
  • Has the Holy Spirit shown you that you are a child of God? If yes, how has He shown you?
  • If no, do you know how to become a child of God? (By repenting of your sin and rebellion and trusting in the sacrifice of Christ.)

 

  1. What else does the Holy Spirit do for God’s people?

God’s Spirit changes the person to be more like Christ by daily giving him the desire and ability to obey God.

  • God’s Spirit changes true believers to be like Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18)
  • He does this by giving them the desire and ability to obey God’s commands (Ezekiel 36:26-27)
  • Do you obey God’s commands? If not, why not?
  • Discuss with the child about their need for the Savior

 

  1. What will the Holy Spirit do for those who continue trusting in Christ until the end?

At the return of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit will change their dying bodies to be like Christ’s eternal body; he will raise them from the dead.

  • The Holy Spirit will raise true believers from the dead when Christ returns (romans 8:11)
  • They will get a new eternal body (1 Corinthians 15:52-53)
  • How does a person receive eternal life? (Repent and then follow Jesus Christ by faith the rest of your life.)
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