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A Most Impressive Resume! (2 of 3)
Series: The Believer's Power Pack!
Steve N. Wagers
February 2, 2005
1. Spirit Administration!
A. The Activity of God that is Recognized!
B. The Attributes of God that is Revealed!
2. Spirit Participation!
A. He Converts Us!
B. He Convicts Us!
C. He Corrects Us!
3. Spirit Incorporation!
A. The Commanding Factor!
B. The Controlling Feature!
- The 2000 Baptist Faith and Message, which is the statement of faith for Southern Baptists, affirms that:
"The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. He inspired holy men of old to write the scriptures. Through illumination He enables men to understand truth. He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He calls me to the Savior, and effects regeneration. At the moment of regeneration, He baptizes every believer into the body of Christ. He cultivates Christian character, comforts believers, and bestows the spiritual gifts by which they serve God through His church. He seals the believer unto the day of final redemption. His presence in the Christian is the guarantee that God will bring the believer into the fullness of the stature of Christ. He enlightens and empowers the believer, and the church, in worship, evangelism and service."
- C. S. Lewis said of the Trinity that it is "either the most farcical doctrine invented by the early disciples or the most profound and thrilling mystery revealed by the Creator Himself, giving us a grand intimation of reality."
- He went on to explain that, "within His own mysterious being God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The designations are just ways in which God is God. Within the Godhead there are three "persons" who are neither three Gods nor three parts of God, but coequally and coeternally God."
- I remember reading of a group from India who traveled around California on business and they left their 11 year-old daughter with friends, w ...
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