Changing Lives Ministry
Daily Devotional
"grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity."
2 Peter 3:18

Holiness, Godliness, Usefulness
12/27/2013, by John Kincaid

Lesson 98: By My Spirit, Says the Lord

Zech.4:6 Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts.
As we battle sin, never forget our duty, but never forget the power of the Spirit assures victory. Killing the flesh is your duty, but His work. You put it to death by the Spirit.

By faith, use every means of grace that God provides. Rely on His Spirit. Only the Holy Spirit can convince your heart that sin is dangerous not desirable.  

John 16:8 he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment

If we could read the Bible and recognize sin 
by logic alone, we would see more repentance. The flesh will thrive unless the Holy Spirit convicts us of our guilt.

Only the Holy Spirit teaches us how Christ delivers us from sin. Look past the discouragement of this life, to the eternal glory, and be encouraged.

No unbeliever can imagine what God has in store for those who love Him. But God has revealed it to
us by His Spirit.

 About This Series

The goal of this series is to become more useful in serving the Lord Jesus Christ, as an instrument in the Redeemer's hand. The theme verses for the series are Ephesians 4:22-24, Philemon 11, 2 Timothy 2:21

- to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
- and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
- Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.
- Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work


Changing Lives Ministries
Asheville, NC 28803

Phone: (828) 318-9825

For Further Reading

These authors and books were
helpful in preparing this series:

Bryan Chapell:
   "Holiness by Grace"
Kris Lundgaard:
   "The Enemy Within"
Jerry Bridges:
   "The Pursuit of Holiness",
   "The Practice of Godliness",
   "Respectable Sins",
   "Trusting God",
   "The Discipline of Grace",
   "Transforming Grace"
Warren Wiersbe:
   "Bible Exposition Commentary"
A.W. Tozer:
   "The Pursuit of God", 
   "The Knowledge of the Holy"
J.I. Packer:
   "Rediscovering Holiness"
Russell D. Moore:
   "Tempted and Tried"
Paul Tripp: "Instruments
   in the Redeemer's Hands"
Timothy Lane & Paul Tripp:
   "How People Change"

Copyright © 2013 Peace In Believing Ministries, All rights reserved.
Unless otherwise noted, all Scriptures are from: The Holy Bible: English
Standard Version. 2001. Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

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