Sunday, June 12, 2016
His Teaching Makes Practical Christians
The Holy Spirit is the Teacher of the church. To Him the promise refers, "All Your children shall be taught of the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children." He taught the apostles all things necessary for their office and work. He teaches the true ministers of Christ, leading them into the truth as it is in Jesus. And He teaches every believer all that is really necessary for him to know!
The Bible is the lesson-book, the believer is the scholar, the blessed Spirit is the teacher, and experimental religion is the education! No one teaches like Him!
He teaches us gradually, silently, and always effectually! For only what the Spirit teaches us do we really know! He teaches us what God requires in His Word, what He has provided in His gospel; what Christ is to His people, what His people are to Him.
His teaching makes practical Christians for He always teaches us to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts, and to live soberly, righteously, and godly, in the present world!
John 14:26 ... But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
Acts 1:8 ... But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
2 Timothy 3:16 ... All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:❤