"The role and Person and work of the Holy Spirit"
He is a person. (John 14:16-17);
He is our advocate (John 14:16, I John 2:1);
He imparts new life (John 3:3-6);
He pleads our case before God the Father (Romans 8:26-27);
He bears witness and glorifies Christ (Romans 8:14, Galatians 4:6);
He pours God's love in our hearts (Romans 5:4-5, Galatians 5:22-23);
He is always with us (Matthew 28:20, Hebrews 13:5-6);
He indwells within us (John 14:17, Ephesians 3:16-17);
He is powerful and able to do the will of the Father through us (Acts 1:8, 4:31, 10:45);
He is essential for our salvation (John 3:5, I Corinthians 12:3);
He is essential for our sanctification (Romans 7:21-25, II Corinthians 3:18);
He is essential for our service and sharing of faith (Acts1:8); He is Lord, loving, and available to us (I Corinthians 6:19-20);
It is our duty as Christians to recognize the role of the Holy Spirit to find out our gifts that all have been given. Then we must be discipled in those gifts and use our gifts to glorify His Kingdom. In doing this, we become obedient and we receive and we rely and trust in his role. (Acts 19:1-2, Romans 12:1-2, Galatians 5:13-26, Revelations 3:20, Ephesians 3:17, and Luke 11:13).
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