About the Spirit of God (Christian Beliefs)

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

The Holy Spirit indwells all those who through enabling grace repent of their sins and trust in Christ, and by so doing transforms them into new creatures, giving them a firm 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, Acts 16:14)
  • The Holy Spirit gives new and holy desires to believers (Philippians 2:13, Romans 2:29)
  • Share about some of the specific ways God has changed your heart?
  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 testifying to his spirit that he is indeed a child of God.

  • 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)
  • Share about how God has assured you that you are His child?
  1. What else does the Holy Spirit do for God’s people?

God’s Spirit progressively forms holiness in the believer by giving him the knowledge of God’s will through the illumination of the Scriptures, and by giving him both the willingness and ability to do obey God’s will.

  • God’s Spirit changes true believers to be like Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18)
  • God’s Spirit helps us see the truth of Scripture (2 Corinthians 3:14-18)
  • He gives them the desire and ability to obey God’s commands (Ezekiel 36:26-27)
  • Do you believe God has helped you to understand the meaning of the Bible more since you received the Holy Spirit?
  • Please share some examples of how He has helped you understand the Bible.
  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 transform the corrupt bodies of those who persevere in faith into glorious and incorruptible bodies; the same kind of body Jesus Christ now has.

  • 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 obtain eternal life? (Repent and then follow Jesus Christ by faith the rest of your life.)
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