The Blessings of Communion
Ephesians 2:18 In ending this series, we consider that we are to worship all three persons of the Godhead, but our focus in this message is our worship of the Spirit.
Ephesians 4:29-32 We look at three things the Spirit does for us, and things we need to avoid so that we don’t hinder our Communion with Him.
Romans 8:26-27 We examine one more way in which we have communion with the Holy Spirit: He becomes in us the Spirit of supplication, and helps us to pray.
1 John 2:27 As we continue to look at the communion we have with the Holy Spirit, we see how He anoints us and leads us into all truth.
2 Corinthians 5:5 We consider another way we have communion with the Spirit: He is the pledge of our eternal inheritance.
Ephesians 1:13-14 The next blessing of this communion with the Spirit we consider is His sealing us: „you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession…„
Romans 8:16-17 We look at another facet of communion with the Holy Spirit – „He bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God.„ He not only shows us that He loves us. He shows us the extent of that love: that we would be His children.
Romans 5:5 We reflect on another work of the Spirit – one more way in which we have communion with Him – He reveals God’s love for us. We come into this world spiritually dead – hating the light, the holy things of God, His Son, His commandments, His people.
John 16:14 The work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers consists in drawing attention to Christ and working to glorify Him. This is an element of the communion that believers have with the Spirit.
John 14:26 We continue our consideration of our communion with the Holy Spirit, beginning with one of the most general thing He does for us – He will remind us of what Jesus said.
John 16:7 We consider that since Jesus has completed His work, the Spirit’s presence with believers is better than His continuing physical presence in this world.
1 John 3:1-3 We meditate on the third area in which we have communion with Christ in His purchased grace – the privileges He gives us before God.