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Series: The Work Of The Holy Spirit
John 6:57 As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me. 58 This is the bread which came down from heaven--not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever." 59 These things He said in the synagogue as He taught in Capernaum. 60 Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, "This is a hard saying; who can understand it?" 61 When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples complained about this, He said to them, "Does this offend you? 62 What then if you should see the Son of Man ascend where He was before? 63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. 64 But there are some of you who do not believe." For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who would betray Him. 65 And He said, "Therefore I have said to you that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by My Father." 66 From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more. 67 Then Jesus said to the twelve, "Do you also want to go away?" 68 But Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69 Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
Last week to celebrate Pentecost Sunday, we talked about the ministry of the Holy Spirit which is two-fold:
• To indwell the believer - the
• To empower the believer.
When the Holy Spirit lives inside a believer, and that believer allows the Spirit to control his/her life, it will be clearly evident by the fruits that they are displaying.
Notice the contingency. Yes, the Holy Spirit has entered into the life and heart of an unregenerate, lost, wicked and despicable human being, and has made them whole, new, saved, re-born, justified, a ...
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