E-Free Church - Gaylord Campus
Living Under the Influence Part 5
What is the Holy Spirit? What is His purpose? What does it mean to be filled with Holy Spirit. Join us as we discover together what the bible teaches about the Holy Spirit and how He works in our lives.
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  • E-Free Church - Gaylord Campus
    1602 M-32, Gaylord, MI 49735, USA
    Sunday 5:00 AM
Who is the Holy Spirit?

What does the Holy Spirit do?
His work in the lives of SINNERS (John 16:7-11)

His work in the lives of SAINTS
The REGNERATING work of the Holy Spirit
The INDWELLING work of the Holy Spirit
The SEALING work of the Holy Spirit
The BAPTIZING work of the Holy Spirit
The FILLING work of the Holy Spirit

He PRAYS for the believer



What does the Spirit do?

He intercedes for us
Jesus prayed for Peter (Luke 22:21-32)


When does the Spirit do this?

In our times of weakness when we do not know how to pray as we should

2 Corinthians 12:3-9 - Paul is an example of not always knowing how best to pray

How does the Spirit do this?

With groanings too deep for words

This is not “speaking in tongues or some heavenly language as there are no words being uttered aloud

Why does the Spirit do this?

Because He knows what the will of God is for our lives

The Spirit knows the thoughts of God (1 Corinthians 2:11)
He guides the believer (John 16:12-14)

Jesus promises the disciples that the Spirit would guide them into all truth about Christ

This would happen through the Holy Spirit inspiring Scripture
It is impossible for the Spirit to inspire error, so the Bible in its original writings must be inerrant (John 17:17; Matthew 5:18) [if God can inspire the Bible He certainly can preserve it accurately for us today]

The result of the guidance of the Spirit is always to bring glory to Jesus
Four “W-s” in determining God’s will

WORD of God – Is this opportunity in complete agreement with Scripture? (2 Timothy 3:16)

WITNESS of the Spirit – Do I have the peace of God that this opportunity is God’s plan (Colossians 3:15)
WISDOM of godly counselors – Have I consulted with godly people about this opportunity resulting in no “red flags”? (Proverbs 15:22)
WORLD of Circumstances – Has God kept the doors open for me to pursue this opportunity? (Revelation 3:7)
WORTHINESS of God – Will pursuing this opportunity ultimately bring glory to God? (Colossians 3:17)