2What has Jesus done?He completed his work of redeeming the world.
3Acts 16:31"Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your household."
4What has Jesus done? He completed his work of redeeming the world. He gives us the personal benefit through faith (trust) in him.But I am unable to believe in him by myself.
5Ephesians 2:1As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins.
6Why I Cannot By My Own Thinking or Choosing Trust in Jesus As My Savior By nature I am:Dead in transgressions and sins
71 Corinthians 2:14The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.
8Why I Cannot By My Own Thinking or Choosing Trust in Jesus As My Savior By nature I am:dead in transgressions and sinsblind to God’s message, we think it is foolishness
9Romans 8:7The sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so.
10Why I Cannot By My Own Thinking or Choosing Trust in Jesus As My Savior By nature I am:dead in transgressions and sinsblind to God’s message, we think it is foolishnessan enemy of God
11come to believe in Jesus as our Savior. Therefore we cannot ...by our ownthinking orchoosingcome to believe in Jesus as our Savior.
121 Corinthians 12:3Therefore I tell you that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, "Jesus be cursed," and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit.
13How do we come to trust in Jesus Christ? The Holy Spirit gives me faith in Jesus as my Savior and my Lord.
14Acts 5:3-4Then Peter said, "Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? 4) Didn't it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn't the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied to men but to God."
15The Holy Spirit…Is true God along with the Father and the Son.
16Ephesians 2:8-9For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one can boast.
17Romans 10:17Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.
18Acts 2:38Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
19The Holy Spirit… Is true God along with the Father and the Son. Works faith in me through God’s Word and Sacraments.A Sacrament is a sacred act commanded by God that gives forgiveness through faith.
201 Peter 2:25For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
21The Holy Spirits work of bringing me to faith in Jesus is called: Conversion(being turned aroundfrom unbelief to faith)
22John 3:3In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again."
23This work of the Holy Spirit is also called: Regeneration(being born again)
24God wants all to be saved. Luke 14:16-24 (The Parable of the Banquet)(2 Peter 3:9) The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
25God wants all people to be saved BUT some refuse his gift.(Acts 7:51) "You stiff-necked people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are just like your fathers: You always resist the Holy Spirit!Those who reject the Holy Spirit’s call are lost by their own fault.
262 Peter 3:18But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
27The work of the Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit enlightens me, that is, He gives me spiritual understanding and joy (through the Gospel).
28John 15:5 Galatians 5:22-23I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23) gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
29Ephesians 2:10 Philippians 2:13 For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.(Philippians 2:13) for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.
30The Holy Spirit Equips Me to Serve Jesus After I become a believer. He produces good works of gratitude in my life. (He sanctifies me.)
311 Peter 1:5who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.
32The work of the Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit keeps me in the faith through the Gospel in Word and Sacrament. (The Means of Grace)
331 Corinthians 6:11 1Thessalonians 1:3 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
34The work of the Holy Spirit In short…The Holy Spirit sanctifies me, that is, He sets me apart from the unbelieving world for a life of good works.
35I need to depend on the Holy Spirit all my life; Therefore I need to use regularly God’s Word and Sacraments through which the Holy Spirit comes to me.
36Baptism and Lord's Supper The Means of GraceGod's ReservoirGod's Word (Bible)GOSPELForgivenessNew LifeSalvationForgivenessNew LifeSalvationSacramentsBaptism and Lord's Supper