Bible Study Course

The Transforming Power of God's Spirit

Lesson 9
The Transforming Power of God's Spirit

Scripture tells us that we, too, need to undergo a transformation - a change, with God's help, from "the old man" to "the new man," a human being "renewed in knowledge" and "created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness" (Colossians 3:9-10; Ephesians 4:22-24). In this lesson we discuss this remarkable change, made possible by the transforming power of God's Spirit.

0.00  $
Order Print Copy

What's Inside....

In this lesson we discuss this remarkable change, made possible by the transforming power of God's Spirit.

To comprehend how God's Spirit can transform us, we must understand what that spirit is.

So with Adam and Eve the history of human beings began without the active presence of God in their lives; they lacked the power and help of His Spirit.

God's Spirit is not a substitute for the knowledge of right and wrong that comes from God's commandments and laws. Rather, through His Spirit God supplies the power we need to obey His Word and do His will.

How vital is the Holy Spirit to our relationship with God the Father and Jesus Christ?

The teachings of Jesus of Nazareth are revolutionary—not because He annulled the laws God revealed, but because He expanded them, showing their spiritual intent.

When our minds and hearts are transformed by the Holy Spirit, we put on Christ. Paul describes this dramatic change in our hearts and minds as Jesus Christ living within us.

The fruit of the Spirit reflects the goodness, faithfulness and self-restraint inherent in God's nature. If His Spirit is in us, these traits that are the Spirit's fruit should also become fundamental characteristics of our nature.

Our ability to remain spiritually strong and active depends on how much we rely on God. Our line of communication for that help is through prayer.

If we have God's Spirit, what is our destiny when Jesus returns?

In lesson 10 we learn how those who receive the Holy Spirit are members of the Body of Christ, the Church.

These questions are intended as a study aid, to spur further thought on the concepts discussed in this lesson and to help you apply them on a personal level.

0.00  $
Order Print Copy
The Transforming Power of God's Spirit

Share this item

The Good News (cover)
Good News (logo)

Be informed about what the Bible says about life in the 21st Century.

The Good News is a bi-monthly Christian magazine, made available absolutely free upon request, or online. Subscribe now.

BEYOND TODAY TV

Beyond Today

Now on 4ME television in many areas throughout Australia on Saturday and Sunday mornings. For details, click here.

Tune in or set your recorder! Also available for viewing online.

About the UCG

The United Church of God teaches faith in God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ; reliance on the Holy Spirit (the agent through which God works); Salvation by God's grace; and obedience to the Law of God as taught by Jesus Christ. We focus on the inspired Word of God, the Bible, as the guide to life.

Click here to read more about our teachings and beliefs or order free study guides