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Meet The Holy Spirit

Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe | March 21, 1976

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Throughout Ephesians, Paul talks about the ministries of the Holy Spirit in our lives. These ministries are accompanied with five responsibilities that we have to the Holy Spirit. Pastor Wiersbe walks us through the ministries of the Holy Spirit and our corresponding responsibilities to those ministries.

How is your relationship with the Holy Spirit?

Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.


We cannot live the Christian lifeapart from the Holy Spirit.

If you are truly born again, the Holy Spirit lives in you.

Five ministries of the Holy Spirit align with our five responsibilitiesto the Holy Spirit:

-      The Holy Spirit has sealedus (Ephesians 1:13-14; 4:30).

  • When we heard, trusted, and received God’s gift of salvation through Jesus, the Holy Spirit sealed us.
  • God is going to keep us until the final day of redemption.
  • Our responsibility is to not grievethe Holy Spirit bysinning.
  • If you were the Holy Spirit, would you want to live with yourself?

-      The Holy Spirit gives us access to the Father (Ephesians 2:18; 6:18).

  • We are not good enough to come to the Father without Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
  • Because the Holy Spirit lives in us, we can always talk to the Father.
  • Our responsibility is to pray in the Spirit, intelligently, lovingly, and obediently.
  • Not praying takes advantage of what Christ has done for us.

-      The Holy Spirit makes us God’s dwelling place (Ephesians 2:22; 4:3).

  • Our responsibility is to keep the unity of the Holy Spirit.
  • Christian fellowship should be based on the Holy Spirit.
  • The dwelling of the Holy Spirit is deep and allows us to be unifiedwith other believers.

-      The Holy Spirit reveals God’s truthto us (Ephesians 3:5; 6:17).

  • The Holy Spirit is the greatest Bible teacher.
  • Our responsibility is to take what we learn in the Bible and use it for God’s glory.

-      The Holy Spirit strengthens us in the inner man (Ephesians 3:16; 5:18).

  • The Holy Spirit is a true, spiritual stimulant.
  • Our responsibility is to be filled with the Holy Spirit.
  • To be filled means to be controlled.
  • The power of God is a necessity for every believer to be a witness of Christ.

How is your relationship with the Holy Spirit?

Don’t lead a life of counterfeit or false spirituality.

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