Presentation on theme: "WALKING IN THE SPIRIT BY FAITH. Hebrews 11:6 tells us “Without faith it is impossible to please God.”"— Presentation transcript:
WALKING IN THE SPIRIT BY FAITH
Hebrews 11:6 tells us “Without faith it is impossible to please God.”
Is your life what you want it to be? It can be
1. Give up trying to live the victorious Christian life with you in control and allow God’s Spirit to guide and empower you.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 “To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.
Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly
about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." This is a totally different way of life from what our world teaches us.
Trying vs. Trusting Which is it for you?
John 15:4-5 “Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
‘I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.’”
2. Start having a daily quiet time with Christ that focuses on reading the Bible and asking the Spirit to reveal to you what He is teaching you.
It is impossible to walk vigorously and dynamically in the Spirit without spending time, unhurried time, in fellowship with our Lord in His Word - in prayer and in personal Bible study. (Bill Bright)
The Spirit will teach you important truths from the Word that will change your THINKING.
“Grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ” 2 Peter 3:18
The Spirit will teach you important truths that will change your ACTIONS.
Ask God to speak to you through His Word.
1 John 5:14: “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.”
Through this you will discover that if you have Christ, you have everything you need.
3.Pray for Holy Spirit to give you faith to trust Jesus completely.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5- “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world.
On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
4. Keep asking the Spirit to take control of your life and get ready to praise God and thank God for the great changes He is going to make in your life that will cause you to enjoy many victories.
Functions of the Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin. The Holy Spirit saves us.
The Holy Spirit fills us. The Holy Spirit seals us The Holy Spirit is our helper, our comforter.
The Holy Spirit is our teacher, a guide into all truth and a reminder of Jesus. The Holy Spirit gives us gifts, equipping us to serve God.
The Holy Spirit prays on our behalf because we do not know how to pray. The Holy Spirit is our deposit; payment-in-full will be received in heaven.
Know what the Word promises Pray for the Spirit to give you faith to trust in His Word. Pray for Spirit to give you the faith to live as though it is truth.