Key Points From Bible Studies 

Life in The Spirit

January 14, 2023


I. What Are The Three Persons Of God that Support Our Life In The Spirit?


A. The Person of the Lord God, our Father in Heaven.


James 1:17-18.


17  Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.


18  Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of His creatures.


B.  The person of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.


John 14:6 -10.


6  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.


7  "If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him."


8  Philip said to Him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us."


9 Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He \

who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, 'Show us the Father'?


10  Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.


C. The Person of the Holy Spirit of God.


John 14:25-26. 


25 "These things I have spoken to you while being present with you.


26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.


II. What Evidence Do We Show In Our Daily Lives That We Have A Life in The Spirit?


A. We use our Spiritual mind of Christ that dwells in us in our dealings with one another.


Ephesians 4:20-24 and Romans 8:5-6. 


20  But you have not so learned Christ,


21  if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus:


22  that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts,


23  and be renewed in the spirit of your mind,


24  and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.


5  For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.


6  For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.


B.  We demonstrate Godly love for one another which can be clearly seen in our daily activities.


1 John 3:14-16.


14  We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death.


15  Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.


16  By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.


C. It can be seen in our daily activities that we are humble and obedient children of God.


Philippians 2:3-8.


3  Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.


4  Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.


5  Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,


6  who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,


7  but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.


8   And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.


D. It can be clearly seen in our daily activities that we are slaves of the righteousness and holiness of God.


Romans 6:16-23.


16  Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one's slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?

    

17  But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. 

 

18  And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.


19  I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness.


20  For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.


21  What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.


22  But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.


23  For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.


D.  Our Faith in God can be clearly seen by how we live and trust in God’s Word.


Hebrews 10:38-39 and Mark 11:22-24.


38  Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him."


39  But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.


22  So Jesus answered and said to them, "Have faith in God.


23  For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.


24  Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.


III.  What Are Some Key Truths or Facts About Our Life In The Spirit?


A.  Upon our acceptance of Christ into our lives, we are born again into a new life.


John 3:3-7 and Romans 10:8-10.


3  Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”


4  Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”


5  Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.


6  That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.


7  Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’


8   But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith which we preach):


9  that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.


10  For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.


B. Our new life is based on the examples set by Jesus Christ during His life on earth, and are kept fresh in our minds by the Holy Spirit.


2 Corinthians 5:17-19.


17  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.


18  Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,


19  that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.


C. The new life we have is a a renewed mind that causes a transformed lifestyle. This transformed lifestyle does not follow the unrighteous ways of this world.


Romans 12:1-2, Galatians 2:20 and Colossians 3:4.


1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.


2  And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.


20  I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. 


4  When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.


D. We have the Spirit of Christ, the Seed of God, abiding in us forever.


1 John 3:9 and 1 John 2:17.


9  Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.


17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.


E. Our sincere acceptance of Christ, the Seed of God, guarantees us everlasting life.


John 11:24-27 and John 5:24.


24  Martha said to Him, "I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day."


25  Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.


26  And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?"


27  She said to Him, "Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who is to come into the world."


24  “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.