We've Got Spirit
March 22, 2009Lesson Text:Rom. 8:7-16
A.Famous Cheer - "We've Got Spirit"1.Loudest side has more spirit.
Today - more emotional and visibly demonstrative is more spiritual.B.Being spiritual is grossly misunderstood.C.Today we will examine three distinct questions:1.Do we have Spirit?2.What does it mean to be spiritual?
How can we boost our spirituality?
II.Do We Have Spirit?
A.The Holy Spirit does dwell in Christians.
1Co 6:19-20 ESVOr do you not know that your body is a temple of theHoly Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,(20)for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
We should be led by the Spirit; Read Romans 8:7-26
Christ and God also dwell in us; God- 1 Jn 4:12-15; Jesus Eph. 3:17B.The Million Dollar question, how do we know we have the spirit dwelling in us?
Asked teens in GA;We can not always trust our feelings or ourselves
Jeremiah 10:23 ESVI know, O LORD, that the way of man is not inhimself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.
Proverbs 14:12 ESVThere is a way that seems right to a man, but its endis the way to death.
But Bro. Jimmy I know that the Spirit led me, or caused me to....5.Read 1 John 5:1-5; Gal. 1:6-9
Let's not think, but know!!!;Act_2:38;
Forgiveness of Sins and gift promised to all;Acts 2:39 ESVFor thepromise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off,everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself."
If you have not been BAPTIZED YOU DO NOT HAVE THE SPIRIT!!!
Given to all that obey;Acts 5:32And we are witnesses to these things,and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him."
1 Corinthians 3:16-17 ESV (16)Do you not know that you are God's
temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?(17)If anyone destroysGod's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you arethat temple.