Standing Strong

Standing in the Spirit

Who is the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit is an eternal person
The Holy Spirit envelops the believer
The Holy Spirit eases daily Christian living
The Holy Spirit erases the carnal nature
The Holy Spirit empowers believers for service
The Holy Spirit equips believers with gifts

Stand firm then… Take up the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

– Ephesians 6:17

The Role of the Sword

The sword was the only means of offensive capability
The sword was made for the role of combat
The sword was designed to conquer opponents

The Role of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the difference maker
The Holy Spirit defeats the problems we face
The Holy Spirit directs through life
The Holy Spirit displays His work through daily living
The Holy Spirit gives Christian desire to serve

Why is the Word so Important?

The Word illuminates the mind
The Word inspires the heart
The Word ignites passion
The Word imparts wisdom
The Word increases spiritual vitality
The Word infuses spiritual strength
The Word instructs the Spirit
The Word initiates transformation

For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

– Hebrews 4:12

How does the Word help us?

The Word accomplishes the purpose of God
The Word generates spiritual power
The Word moves in a proactive manner
The Word acts in persistence
The Word is spiritually productive
The Word is personally protective
The Word propels us to act

How should we respond with the Spirit and the Word?

The Spirit should move us forward
The Spirit should give us the ability to follow
The Spirit should help us to remain focused
The Word should raise our level of faith
The Word should give us the desire to fight the good fight
The Word should be the foundation of our strategy