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What We Believe: Pneumatology

January 25, 2015 Series: What We Believe

Scripture: Acts 4:32–5:11

"We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts of sin,
makes believers children of God through the new birth, assuring them of Heaven,
and by His indwelling enables Christians to live a godly life."
Bethel Bible Church Constitution - Article III - Statement of Faith - Section 4

I. The Holy Spirit is God (Acts 5:3,4)
II. The Holy Spirit is Convicting (John 16:7-11)
III. The Holy Spirit is Generating (John 3:5-8; Titus 3:4-7; 1 Corinthians 12:13 - baptism)
IV. The Holy Spirit is Assuring (Ephesians 1:13,14; Romans 8:15-17)
V. The Holy Spirit is Indwelling (Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19,20)
VI. The Holy Spirit in Enabling
     2 Corinthians 3:18 - Sanctifying (set apart from sin & to God)
     Ephesians 5:18-21 - Filling (keep on being filled or controlled by the Spirit)
     1 Corinthians 2:9-16 - Illuminating

Next Steps:
     > Remind yourself why we should live with a proper, healthy fear!
     > Define biblically what composes a "Spirit-filled" life!
          ~ Faith (Ephesians 1:13)
          ~ Surrender (1 Thessalonians 5:19)
          ~ Obedience (Ephesians 4:30)