Eastern Hills Baptist Church
We Believe Part 1: God the Holy Spirit
Sermon Series on our Statement of Faith
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  • Eastern Hills Baptist Church
    3100 Morris St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
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    Sunday 10:30 AM
Welcome to Eastern Hills Baptist Church
We are so glad that you decided to join us in worship today. Here at Eastern Hills we realize that we are all in different places on our journey with Christ, and that's okay. Whether you are a seeker, looking for answers, or a long-time follower of Christ, you are welcome here.
Affirmation of the Trinity:

God the Father is God, God the Son is God, and God the Holy Spirit is God, and that there are not three gods, but one living and true God.
EHBC’s Statement of Faith, Article 5: God the Holy Spirit

“The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. … He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. … He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.”
"Dagg provides seven biblical reasons we can affirm the Holy Spirit is God. First, he is equally included with the Father and the Son in the baptismal commission (Matt 28:19–20). Second, he is equally offered prayer with the Father and the Son in the benediction (2 Cor 13:14). Third, the temple of God is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 3:16). Fourth, sin against the Holy Spirit is sin against God (Acts 5:3–4). Fifth, Old Testament passages concerning Yahweh are applied to the Holy Spirit in the New Testament (cf. Exod 17:7 with Heb 3:9; Isa 6:8 with Acts 28:25; Jer 31:31–34 with Heb 10:15–17). Sixth, the divine attributes of eternity, omnipresence, and omnipotence are applied to him. And seventh, the divine works of creation, providence, miracles, and resurrection are ascribed to the Spirit."

--Malcolm Yarnell, III, A Theology for the Church, "The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit"
Today's Notes:

1) We are convicted by the work of the Spirit.

2) We are saved by the work of the Spirit.

2A) We are regenerated by the work of the Spirit.

2B) We are justified by the work of the Spirit.

2C) We are sanctified by the work of the Spirit.

3) We will be glorified through the work of the Spirit.

"Emotionally, the Spirit creates love in Christians (Rom 5:5), enriches them (1 Cor 15:7), gives them joy (1 Thess 1:6), and brings conviction (1 Thess 1:5). Intellectually, he illumines them with wisdom and understanding (1 Cor 2:12–3:1; 2 Cor 3:12–16; Col 1:9). Relationally, he enables prayer to, communion with, and worship of God, setting the Christian free from the law of sin and death (Rom 8:2, 26–27; 2 Cor 13:14; Eph 5:13–21; Phil 3:2; Col 3:16). Morally, he sets the Christian mind on life and peace, engendering the fruit of the Spirit in his walk and enabling obedience (Rom 7:6; 8:4–6; Gal 5:22–25). He also sets the Christian against the flesh and its deeds, putting them to death (Rom 8:4–6, 13–14; Gal 5:16–21)."

-- Malcolm Yarnell, III A Theology for the Church, "The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit"
BF&M 2000, Article 2C: God the Holy Spirit

“…He calls men to the Saviour, and effects regeneration. At the moment of regeneration He baptizes every believer into the Body of Christ...”
For discussion this week:

-- Do you see the Holy Spirit as truly and fully God, or as kind of "less than" Jesus and the Father? Why?
-- Why is it important to see the Spirit at work in our salvation at every step?
-- What questions do you have about the work of the Holy Spirit?

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