Ghost Stories (9): Life and Freedom in the Holy Spirit

Romans 8:1-30
The Spirit sets you free.
The Spirit gives you peace.
The Spirit gives you eternal life.
The Spirit makes you a child of God.
The Spirit helps you.
The Spirit fights for you.
The Spirit works to transforms you.

2 Corinthians 3:17-18
You have Life and Freedom in the Spirit.
Galatians 5:1, 13a, 16-18, 25
You have Life and Freedom in the Spirit.

The Spirit in the Lives of Unbelievers
John 16:7-9

Miraculous Sign Gifts
1 Corinthians 12:31

Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit
Matthew 12:24-37
Luke 12:8-10

The Holy Spirit is working for OUR GOOD, and for OTHER’S SAKE, but it’s for GOD’S GLORY.

Ezekiel 36:22-23 22“Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord GOD: It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for the sake of my holy name… 23 …And the nations will know that I am the LORD, declares the Lord GOD, when through you I vindicate my holiness before their eyes.

Revelations 7:9-12

Ephesians 3:20-21

Ghost Stories (8): The Holy Spirit Through Us

He destroys barriers
Ephesians 2:12-22

Ephesians 2:18

He brings unity.
Ephesians 4:1-3

He makes us one.
Romans 10:12-13
Galatians 3:26-28

He equips us uniquely.
Romans 12:6-8
1 Corinthians 12:4-11
1 Corinthians 12:27-28

He calls us to work together.
1 Corinthians 12:12-26
Romans 12:3-5

Video: Jason Hewlett – Gift

What are your spiritual gifts?
How you using them?
Are you developing them?

2 Timothy 1:6

Assignment: give some thought to these questions this week, and take some next steps to better use your gifts for God’s purposes.

For access to the assessment tool, check out this website:

Discover how God has uniquely wired you for his glory and service to others!

Ghost Stories (7): The Holy Spirit in Us

His presence and power give us what we need to live a Godly life and be a witness in the world.

Galatians 5:16-25
The Holy Spirit sanctifies us.

hagiasmos (hag-ee-as-mos’): consecration, sanctification
The process of making or becoming holy or set apart.

It is a principle of grace savingly wrought, whereby the heart becomes holy, and is made after God’s own heart. ~Thomas Watson
Galatians 5:16-17
The Holy Spirit roots out sin.
Galatians 5:19-21
1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
Ephesians 4:30
Galatians 5:24
The Holy Spirit produces fruit.
Galatians 5:22-23
Galatians 5:25

The Holy Spirit sanctifies us, roots out sin and grows fruit. It is up to us to cooperate with him.

Assignment: Pick a fruit each day over the next 9 days. Pray that the Holy Spirit would work in you to produce more of it in practical ways that day.

Ghost Stories (6): The Holy Spirit’s Presence and Power

The Holy Spirit works in us similarly to how He worked within Jesus.

John 14:15-18
John 14:25-27
John 15:26-27
John 16:6-7
John 16:12-14

16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper,

to be with you forever, 17even the Spirit of truth… and He will be in you.

The PRESENCE of the Holy Spirit
1 Corinthians 3:16
John 16:7

They didn’t have to go where Jesus was; Holy Spirit would be with them wherever THEY went!

Psalm 139:7-10

The POWER of the Holy Spirit
16 “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever.”

Paraclete: one who comes beside, or comes alongside.
He is a defender, counselor, advocate, supporter, comforter, advisor, supporter, ally, champion.

His presence and power gives us what we need to live a Godly life and be a witness in the world.

He helps us obey Jesus’ commands.
He bears witness about Jesus.
He guides us in all truth.
He speaks for Jesus.

Luke 11:5-13
His resources become our riches.

Prayer time:
What do you need to live a Godly life?
What do you need to be a witness in the world?