This by no means a comprehensive list of Bible verses about the Holy Spirit. It is a list that gives an overview of the work and operation of the Holy Spirit.
In today's age of scripted church services and controlled environments little time if any is actually given to allow the Spirit of God to work in the hearts of the people.
Recently, my first pastor, Jerry Cook was asked a question by a young pastor. He asked "What is the big deal about the Holy Spirit?" After Jerry got over his shock and anger at such a flippant question, His response turned into a book.
That, more than anything, told me that we need to start emphasizing being more Spirit-led in our churches.
“AND NOW I WILL SEND THE HOLY SPIRIT, JUST AS MY FATHER PROMISED. BUT STAY HERE IN THE CITY UNTIL THE HOLY SPIRIT COMES AND FILLS YOU WITH POWER FROM HEAVEN.”
“So I tell you, every sin and blasphemy can be forgiven - except blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, which will never be forgiven.
Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit!”
Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life.
Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River. He was led by the Spirit in the wilderness,
He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.
But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative - that is, the Holy Spirit - he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.
Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability.
After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness.
We are witnesses of these things and so is the Holy Spirit, who is given by God to those who obey him.”
As soon as they arrived, they prayed for these new believers to receive the Holy Spirit.
Even as Peter was saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who were listening to the message.
“Can anyone object to their being baptized, now that they have received the Holy Spirit just as we did?”
and he was shown to be the Son of God when he was raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit. He is Jesus Christ our Lord.
Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit.
And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.
For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
So I want you to know that no one speaking by the Spirit of God will curse Jesus, and no one can say Jesus is Lord, except by the Holy Spirit.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit,
He has told us about the love for others that the Holy Spirit has given you.
Do not stifle the Holy Spirit.
That is why the Holy Spirit says, “Today when you hear his voice,
Pastor Duke Taber is the Senior Pastor at The Vineyard Church in San Carlos Ca. He is an alumnus from Life Pacific College and Multnomah Biblical Seminary. He is a husband, father, and grandfather.
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