By God Enlight -ened By nature 1 Cor 2:9-10 No mind has conceived what God has prepared -- but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. 1 Cor 2:14
By God Con- verted By nature Rom 5:1,5 We have peace with God through Jesus… because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. Rom 6:6-7
By God Made alive, born again By nature Eph 2:4 God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ. Eph 2:1
By God Enlight -ened Con- verted Made alive, born again = 100 % saved Let’s add it up!
By natureBy God Blind enemy dead Enlight -ened Con- verted Born again 100 % lost 100 % saved
Back to the book! 1. By nature I’m dead in sin 2. By nature I call God’s message foolish 3. By nature I’d God’s enemy. Why I cannot…..
An awesome passage! The Holy Spirit Gives me faith… Eph 2:8,9 It is by grace you have been saved through faith- and this not from yourselves, it the gift of God-- not by works, so that no man boast.
Eph 2:8,9 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 man boast.
(Acts 5:3-4) 1. The Holy Spirit is true God along with the Father and Son
2. The Holy Spirit works faith in me…. (cont) Eph 2:8,9 It is by grace you have been saved through faith- and this not from yourselves, it the gift of God-- not by works, so that no man boast. Apple tree
(cont)…through God’s Word and Sacraments. Rom 10:17 Faith comes by ______ the message and the message is heard through the _____________
A. Conversion (being turned around) B. Regeneration (being born again) 3. The Holy Spirit’s Word…. Is called:
God wants everyone to be saved. Those who reject the Holy Spirit’s call are lost by their own fault. 2 Pet 3:9
The Holy Spirit also equips me…. Strengthens my roots of faith! 2 Peter 3:18
1. He helps me to grow in knowledge and understanding of the Bible (enlightens me) 2. He produces good works of gratitude in my life (sanctifies me).
Eph 2:8,9,10 It is by grace you have been saved through faith- and this not from yourselves, it the gift of God-- not by works, so that no man boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works prepared in advance for us to do.
3. The Holy Spirit sanctifies me, that is, he “sets me apart” for holy living through the gospel. Eph 2:10... created in Christ Jesus to do good works prepared in advance for us to do. Jn 17:17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.
The Holy Spirit keeps me in the faith through the gospel. 1 Pet 2:2,3 p. 1201
Justified the world Dead as dirt Means of Grace Christ is the atoning sacri- fice…for the sins of the sins of the whole world. 1 Jn 2:2 Roots = Faith = Justified! Fruits Of Faith Apple Tree
In short, the Holy Spirit sanctifies me… FROM: the unbelieving world into fellowship with Jesus Sets us apart For: A new life of serving God in all that I do!