Walking in The Spirit
October 07, 2018 | John Nix
The Holy Spirit is not necessarily the forgotten God, but in the hearts and minds of many believers, He suffers many mischaracterizations. The Holy Spirit regenerates us, giving us a new nature, and then He remains in us, making himself manifest by the fruit of our new identity. However, the daily experience for the Christian is a war with our flesh as we try to make it in a broken existence. So, what does it mean to walk in the Spirit?
- Do you think of the Holy Spirit as a person? How does that change your interaction with him?
- How would you rate yourself on walking by the Spirit on a scale of 1 to 10?
- When you find yourself needing to change something in your life, do you think about your heart
needingto change, or do you think about developing a plan to obey?
- How do you crucify the flesh with its passions and desires?
- “We never perceive our foulness until the tree has been made known by its fruits” (John Calvin). Have you ever been surprised by the “fruits” in your life? Which fruits were they?
- How does a growing awareness of your sin and a deeper understanding of God’s love for you expressed in the gospel keep you in step with the Spirit?
- John Stott says, “true Christian relationships are governed not by rivalry but by service.” What governs your Christian relationships?
Throughout the history of Christianity, we often forget that God is a triune God. He is God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. Some Christians seem to show little evidence that they have any theology of the Spirit while others seem to emphasize the Spirit at the expense of other biblical doctrines. What seems clear is that few Christians have it quite right. This sermon series seeks to clarify and provide people with a better understanding of what Scripture says about The Holy Spirit.