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1/27/2008

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God's Spirit Helps Us Speak His Truth

"That we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual." (1 Corinthians 2:12b-13)

When Peter had to prepare oral book reports for school, he always asked his dad for help. Peter thought every sentence his dad said sounded perfect for his report, and he knew that he would never have been smart enough to think of them on his own. It just seemed like his dad always knew just the right thing to say.

When it comes to speaking about God, the Holy Spirit gives us the perfect things to say. The Bible says we are supposed to be speaking about what God has "given to us." But we are not supposed to speak with "man's wisdom" – including our own wisdom and our parents' wisdom. The Holy Spirit teaches us the wisdom that we need to use. He is our teacher.

The Bible is not saying that the Holy Spirit is going to write your book reports for you or that you should not ask your parents to help you prepare for a speech about God. The Bible is saying that every time you talk about God's truth, the Holy Spirit is helping you. God has given us the Holy Spirit to help us understand "spiritual things" and then to help us tell others about those spiritual truths.

God will help us speak His truth.

My Response:
» Do I depend on my own brain or on the Holy Spirit when I talk to others about God's truth?






Truth In Real Life


Description of God

The King Eternal
1 Timothy 1:17 "Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen."

 

Question & Answer

QSpecifically concerning sin, how do the benefits of salvation affect our present?

AGod's gift of salvation delivers us from the power of sin. Colossians 1:13 – Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.

 

BIG Christian Word

Adoption - (a-dop'shun)

Adoption is an act of God whereby he makes us members of his family. We are adopted by God when we believe in and accept Christ as our Lord and Saviour. God becomes our heavenly Father and he desires to give us his blessings. (John 1:12) "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:"