The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit has been given to all Christians, become more and more like Jesus Christ. It is through the Holy Spirit that we trade the worst parts of us for the best that God has for us.
Titus 3:3-6 (KNT) We ourselves, you see, used at one time to be foolish, disobedient, deceived, and enslaved to various kinds of passions and pleasures. We spent our time in wickedness and jealousy. We were despicable in ourselves, and we hated each other. But when the kindness and generous love of God our savior appeared, he saved us…through the washing of the new birth and the renewal of the holy spirit, which was poured out richly upon us through Jesus, our king and savior.
Ephesians 1:17-18; 3:16 (KNT) I pray that the God of King Jesus our Lord, the father of glory, would give you, in your spirit, the gift of being wise, of seeing things people can’t normally see, because you are coming to know him and to have the eyes of your inmost self opened to God’s light. Then you will know exactly what the hope is that goes with God’s call; you will know the wealth of the glory of his inheritance in his holy people…My prayer is this: that he will lay out all the riches of his glory to give you strength and power, through his spirit, in your inner being.
Ezekiel 36:26-27 (NIV) I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.
Galatians 5:22-25 (NIV) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
Matthew 13:44 (NIV) The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.
Acts 1:8 (NCV) But when the Holy Spirit comes to you, you will receive power.
Ephesians 3:16 (NIV) I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being.
John 15:1-16 (NIV) 1I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 4Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me…5If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 8This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. 15I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit–fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.
Acts 13:52 (MontgomeryNT) As for the disciples, they were continually filled with joy, and with the Holy Spirit.
Ephesians 5:18 (TEV) Do not get drunk with wine, which will only ruin you; instead, be filled with the Spirit.
Mark 14:38 (ESV) Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
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NorthPointe Community Church
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