Secret Church: Exploring the Holy Spirit: Reflections: Role of the Holy Spirit in Scripture

The following is some outline points from Secret Church: Exploring the Holy Spirit.  I am deeply grateful to Dr. David Platt for his faithful study and preaching of the Word.  These notes are a reflection of the power of the Holy Spirit working through a pastor.

  • The Holy Spirit Regenerates:
    • The Holy Spirit Is able to Bring New Life to God’s People
    • The Holy Spirit Opens Our Eyes
    • The Holy Spirit Changes Our Hearts
    • The Holy Spirit Enables Our Belief
    • The Holy Spirit Transforms Our Lives
  • The Holy Spirit Indwells:
    • The Holy Spirit Unites Our Lives with Christ through His Presence in Us
  • The Holy Spirit Sanctifies:
    • The Spirit Transforms Our Lives into the Image of Christ so that We Come to Mirror the Standing We Already Have in God’s Sight
  • The Holy Spirit Comforts:
    • The Holy Spirit Comes Alongside Us
    • The Spirit Is Our Sacred Advocate
    • The Spirit Is Our Strong Comforter
  • The Holy Spirit Teaches:
    • The Holy Spirit Takes All that Belongs to Christ and Makes It Known to Us
    • We Need the Spirit to Know God
    • We Need the Spirit to Know Ourselves
    • The Spirit Teaches the Word
  • The Holy Spirit Guides:
    • The Holy Spirit Leads God’s People to Accomplish God’s Will
    • The Spirit Guides Individuals
    • The Spirit Guides the Church
  • The Holy Spirit Intercedes:
    • The Spirit Enables Us to Pray According to the Father’s Will
    • The Son Intercedes for Us
    • The Spirit Intercedes Within Us
    • The Spirit Intercedes for Our Good
  • The Holy Spirit Unifies:
    • The Spirit Creates a Profound Oneness in the People of God
  • The Holy Spirit Bears Fruit:
    • The Spirit Produces the Life of Christ in Every Facet of Our Character
    • The Fruit of the Spirit Is Supernaturally Produced
    • The Fruit of the Spirit is Extraordinarily Expressed
  • The Holy Spirit Gives Gifts:
    • By His Grace, the Holy Spirit Equips Every Christian to Edify the Church for the Glory of Christ
    • Spiritual Gifts Are Given by God’s Spirit
    • Spiritual Gifts Are Given by God’s Sovereignty
  • The Holy Spirit Incites Worship:
    • The Spirit Leads the Church to Glorify God through Jesus Christ
  • The Holy Spirit Empowers Witness:
    • The Spirit Fills the Church so that the Gospel Will Be Proclaimed to the Ends of the Earth
I hope that you find these roles of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Christians encouraging to you in your walk with Christ.  Each one of these points opens up the door for a deep scriptural study of the role of the Holy Spirit in these areas.  Let us not deny or minimize the Holy Spirit’s role and power in our Christian lives.