Step 3: The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit's Relationship with You
The moment you receive Christ, you are regenerated, indwelt, sealed, baptized, and filled with the Holy Spirit. As a result, you have the potential to live a life of victory over sin and witness in the power of the Holy Spirit. This potential is released by faith as you surrender control of you life to Him.
In this lesson, you will see how the Holy Spirit can work in your life and the results you can expect as you yield yourself to His control.
The Work of the Holy Spirit
- When you became a Christian (that is, at the time of your spiritual birth), the Holy Spirit did a number of things for you. What are they? (I Corinthians 3:16, Ephesians 4:30, I Corinthians 12:13, II Corinthians 5:5)
- Explain in your own words what the Holy Spirit does for the Christian according to the following verses. (Romans 8:16, Romans 8:26-27)
The Results of Being Filled with the Holy Spirit
- Can a person be a Christian and not have the Holy Spirit dwelling in Him? (Romans 8:9) Explain.
- What is the main reason to be filled with the Holy Spirit? (Acts 1:8, Acts 4:29,31)
- What work of the Holy Spirit is necessary for successful Christian living and service? (Ephesians 5:18)
Complete the list below:
HOW I VIEWED THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE PAST:
HOW I VIEW THE HOLY SPIRIT NOW:
- Are you filled with the Holy Spirit? How do you know?
- Do you really desire to be filled with the Holy Spirit? Why?
(If you are still unsure you are filled with the Holy Spirit, and need further help, please click here to learn about the Spirit-Filled Life.
Adapted from The 10 Basic Steps Toward Christian Maturity, by Bill Bright, co-founder of Campus Crusade for Christ. © Campus Crusade for Christ. All rights reserved.