Continuing In the Spirit



Continuing in the Spirit
(May 2013 - Week 4)

(1). Galatians 3:3 After beginning with the Spirit, are you now
trying to attain your goal by human effort?

(2). Romans 8:5 But those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.

(3). Galatians 5:16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

(4). Jude 20-21 But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

(5). "The Church is the Body of Christ, and the Spirit is the Spirit of Christ. He fills the Body, directs its movements, controls its members, inspires its wisdom, supplies it's strength. He guides into truth, sanctifies its agents, and empowers for witnessing. The Spirit has never abdicated His authority nor relegated His power.” [Samuel Chadwick, Methodist Preacher (1860-1932)]

(6). Prayer thought: Our strength, our flesh, and our attempts to direct God in how to answer prayer are in conflict with the Spirit. We will not pray successfully if we do not pray in the Spirit. We’ve been given the Holy Spirit to live in us and the invitation to know and pray according to the Father’s will.