BCL Grow: Holy Spirit — John 6:63

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John 6:63 (God)

Bible Passage

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. — John 6:63


“Now just to have said that is to have said something profound: that we do not have life in ourselves. We depend entirely on the Spirit. And if that is how we were created to be, how much more is that true of us now! For when Adam and Eve turned away from God in Genesis 3, they turned to death. As result, we all come into the world spiritually stillborn, dead in our transgressions and sin (Eph. 2:1).” — Michael Reeves, Delighting in the Trinity, p. 85.

3 Steps to Take

Ponder: What does it mean to be spiritually stillborn? Why do you think Scripture uses death as a way to explain sinful humankind’s state?

Remember: The Spirit is the third person of the Trinity and gives life. Without him, men and women are still dead. His work is crucial for salvation, and without his work all humans would remain dead in sin.

Rejoice: Just as the Spirit gives you life, he sustains life. Every good thing that you do and any spiritual growth that is accomplished are due to the Spirit’s work in your life. Rejoice that you are not alone in your Christian life, but God is always working in you.

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