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The Holy Spirit And Conversion

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The Holy Spirit's role in conversion

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Introduction

Preach for a Year #1 The Holy Spirit and Conversion

A. The Work of the Holy Spirit in the World (John 16:8–14)

Preach for a Year #1 The Holy Spirit and Conversion

A. The Work of the Holy Spirit in the World (John 16:8–14)

1. Convicting of sin, righteousness, and judgment

2. Teaching people about Christ and glorifying Him

3. Bringing people to conversion

B. What the Holy Spirit does at the Moment of Saving Faith

Introduction

Preach for a Year #1 The Holy Spirit and Conversion

I. Introduction

A. The Work of the Holy Spirit in the World (John 16:8–14)

1. Convicting of sin, righteousness, and judgment

2. Teaching people about Christ and glorifying Him

3. Bringing people to conversion

B. What the Holy Spirit does at the Moment of Saving Faith

II. Body

A. The Holy Spirit Brings New Life to the Believer (Titus 3:5)

1. All are spiritually dead because of sin (Eph. 2:1–9)

2. Nicodemus and Jesus (John 3)

a. Nicodemus was religious but lost

b. He needed a spiritual birth

c. Apart from the new birth, he would not be saved

3. Regeneration means new birth

a. Most have yearned to be able to start life over again

b. In the sight of God, you can do just that

B. The Holy Spirit Takes up his Residence in the Believer (1 Cor. 6:19–20)

1. Dr. Kenneth Wuest: “The Holy Spirit takes up His permanent residence in us”

2. Jesus promised this to his disciples (John 14:16–23)

3. When the Holy Spirit comes in, there is evidence of the Occupant in the believer’s life

a. The Bible becomes a new book

b. The fruit of the Spirit starts showing up in life

c. Power to overcome sin becomes a daily experience

d. A new longing for holy living becomes part of life

p 174 C. The Holy Spirit Seals the Believer (Eph. 4:30)

1. Note the thrilling progression: REGENERATION, RESIDENCE, SEALING

2. Sealing speaks of ownership

a. The title of your car

b. Your marriage license

3. The presence of the Holy Spirit within the believer is like a downpayment (Eph. 1:13–14)

4. To guarantee this sealing, we have the witness of the Spirit (Rom. 8:14–16)

5. The sealing of the Spirit guarantees that what God has begun He will continue to completion (Eph. 4:30)

D. The Holy spirit Baptizes the Believer (1 Cor. 12:13)

1. Important to note that this takes place at conversion

2. The following facts must be noted about the baptism of the Spirit

a. All references to the baptism of the Spirit before Pentecost are prophetic

b. All references to the baptism of the Spirit after Pentecost speak of it as something that happened in the believer’s life at conversion

c. No Scripture teaches us to seek the baptism of the Spirit

3. The baptism of the Spirit places the believer into the body of Christ

a. A new bond of fellowship

b. Now part of the family of God

III. Conclusion

A. New life, Indwelt, Sealed, Baptized: All at Conversion

B. In view of these Benefits in Christ, let us Walk in the Spirit

C. We are Equipped to Win

p 175 Your Body, His

The Work of the Holy Spirit in the World ()

1. Convicting of sin, righteousness, and judgment
2. Teaching people about Christ and glorifying Him
3. Bringing people to conversion
B. What the Holy Spirit does at the Moment of Saving Faith

II. Body

A. The Holy Spirit Brings New Life to the Believer ()

1. All are spiritually dead because of sin ()
2. Nicodemus and Jesus ()
a. Nicodemus was religious but lost
b. He needed a spiritual birth
c. Apart from the new birth, he would not be saved
3. Regeneration means new birth
a. Most have yearned to be able to start life over again
b. In the sight of God, you can do just that

The Holy Spirit Takes up his Residence in the Believer ()

1. Dr. Kenneth Wuest: “The Holy Spirit takes up His permanent residence in us”
2. Jesus promised this to his disciples ()
3. When the Holy Spirit comes in, there is evidence of the Occupant in the believer’s life
The Bible becomes a new book
The fruit of the Spirit starts showing up in life
Power to overcome sin becomes a daily experience
A new longing for holy living becomes part of life

C. The Holy Spirit Seals the Believer ()

Note the thrilling progression: REGENERATION, RESIDENCE, SEALING
Sealing speaks of ownership
The title of your car
Your marriage license
The presence of the Holy Spirit within the believer is like a downpayment ()
To guarantee this sealing, we have the witness of the Spirit ()
The sealing of the Spirit guarantees that what God has begun He will continue to completion ()

D. The Holy spirit Baptizes the Believer ()

This takes place at conversion
The following facts must be noted about the baptism of the Spirit
The following facts must be noted about the baptism of the Spirit
All references to the baptism of the Spirit before Pentecost are prophetic
All references to the baptism of the Spirit after Pentecost speak of it as something that happened in the believer’s life at conversion
No Scripture teaches us to seek the baptism of the Spirit
3. The baptism of the Spirit places the believer into the body of Christ
a. A new bond of fellowship
b. Now part of the family of God
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