The New Testament gives us great insight into the
reasons that the Holy Spirit was given after Jesus
ascended to heaven. This Section 2C will
attempt to summarize the reasons, and also discuss
the gifts that the Holy Spirit gave to those in the
1. The Spirit is Given
to "All That Obey" God (Acts 5:32):
|a. As a sign or pledge of a
Christian's new relationship with God.
||Adoption as Sons
|b. So the love of God may be
poured into a Christian's heart.
|c. To help the Christian in
his or her prayer life.
||Help With Prayer
|d. The Christian becomes the
temple of the Holy Spirit.
||Temple of Spirit
|e. The Holy Spirit leads &
guides principally through God's word.
||Leads & Guides
2. The Spirit Was
Given to the Apostles & Certain Disciples in
|a. To guide them in what
||What to Speak
|b. To cast out demons.
||Cast Out Demons
3. The Spirit Also Gives Gifts:
|a. Gifts given by the
Spirit that will remain and not fade away.
||Gifts To Remain
|b. Gifts given by the
Spirit that were intended to fade away.
||Gifts That Fade
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