by the Spirit - Part 1
** Before we look into our text for today, we need to establish some
fundamental ground rules regarding a Christians life being Led
by the Spirit. Where do we know that the Holy Spirit will not
He will never lead us into sin! If we find ourselves in a sinful pattern
or decision, we can know that it was not the Holy Spirit of God and
Christ who lead us there.
cf. Matthew 6:13 and James 1:13-15
** Where will the Holy Spirit always lead us?
Into the expressed will of God! That was the abiding concern for our
Lord Jesus Christ during His life here on earth. cf. John 4:34, 5:30,
6:38, Matthew 26:42
** How do we know that the Holy Spirit shares the same concerns which
Jesus held to be important regarding the will of God?
Because the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ Himself! The Trinity
is in complete agreement with itself. cf. Romans 8:9
However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed
the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have
the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.
** For us to be able to answer the question, How can I know if
I am following the Holy Spirits lead, we are first going to
have to understand was is the expressed will of God in Scripture. Does
Scripture say that we are being Led by the Spirit if
we belong to God?
Absolutely - O.T. Proverbs 16:9, N.T. Romans 8:14, Galatians 5:18
** Then what is Gods will for a Christian? To where is the Holy
Spirit leading us?
That answer comes in five parts, and today we are looking at the first
one. Gods will for us is that we are Saved
and our passage for today points us in that direction. The three sections
we have read together point out The Prediction, The
Problem and The Promise.
Lets learn it together.
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