The Spirit is a Guarantee

guarantee sealedIn the previous post on God’s promises, we talked about the Holy Spirit promised by God to those who believe to help us, guide, pray for us, convict us.  The Spirit lives in us to help us grow.  God also reminds us that it is His great grace that gives us salvation.  Nothing we can do will earn our way into heaven or gain God’s favor.  He did it all.  He gave us grace, the undeserved favor.  Christ went to the cross to take away our sins.  His work saves us.  It is through faith we are saved.  And He gives us the Spirit as a guarantee of our salvation.  Continue reading “The Spirit is a Guarantee”

God’s Promise: The Holy Spirit

Anyone who believes in Christ is a new creation.  As one becomes a believer, the Holy Spirit gives him strength as He lives inside Him.  Not sure how this works, but I know the Spirit works in us to guide, us, to pray for us, to convict us to do the right thing and change from doing what’s wrong.  Sometimes He gives us the words to say as we share what God has done for us or when we have conflicts or whatever. Continue reading “God’s Promise: The Holy Spirit”

How God Helps Us to Grow

sprout-1147803_1280Sanctification is a big word.  But, it basically just means growing in the Spirit to maturity.  We are a work in progress.  This is not about being saved, but about maturing once we are saved.  The Spirit continually works in us throughout our lives.

This will be a two-part series on what the scriptures say how God leads us to sanctification and what we need to do throughout this process.  First, I will talk about what God does.  Without Him, we can do nothing. Continue reading “How God Helps Us to Grow”

Walk in the Spirit

What does it mean to “walk in the Spirit?”  This is the second of a series on what we do once we are saved, how a believer should live.  Let us not forget, though, this is not what saves us.  It is by God’s grace, the sacrifice of Jesus’ blood on the cross making atonement for our sins.  Believing in Him from the heart is what saves us.  As a believer, we want to live in a way that honors Him and a way that we can grow spiritually and be a testimony to others.

  • Walk in the Spirit.  Live in a way that honors Him as the Spirit leads you.

When we are saved, the Holy Spirit will come into us and indwell us to guide us (see my post, “The Role of the Holy Spirit”). Continue reading “Walk in the Spirit”