In this episode, Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton are continuing to talk about The Holy Spirit and what He does in the lives of God's children today. Our discussion today is brought to you by Pastor Jeff’s book entitled, "Happily Ever After". It is a book that Pastor Jeff wrote to help you to apply the teachings of Jesus Christ and the beatitudes to your life. You can grab a copy of this book at the link below.
[00:01 - 05:50] Opening Segment
- Jen talks about the topic of today’s episode.
- Pastor Jeff talks about the definition of The Holy Spirit throughout his life journey.
- The Holy Spirit is a person; far more than being an impersonal force of power, He is just as real and alive as you and I.
[05:51 - 12:55] The Conviction Work
- Pastor Jeff talks about the ministry of the Holy Spirit in theological terminology.
- The convincing work: a narrow work because not everyone is going to experience it.
- The conviction work of sin and righteousness.
- The Holy Spirit will use a specific Bible passage and someones’ testimony.
- The conviction is the work of The Holy Spirit, not us.
[12:56 - 19:45]The Restrainer of Sins in The World
- Pastor Jeff talks about the work of the Holy Spirit in restraining sins in the world.
- Jen talks about our new Youtube channel, called Jeff Cranston.
- Pastor Jeff talks about the restraining work of the Holy Spirit.
- Sometimes God does allow people to live unrestrained.
[19:46 - 24:35]The Regeneration Work
- Pastor Jeff talks about the work of the Holy Spirit in regenerating us to new life.
- The new life in Christ is given to us by the Holy Spirit.
- Pastor Jeff talks about the difference between the conversion and the renewal of life.
- Pastor Jeff talks about the work of the Holy Spirit within the congregation.
[24:36 - 27:18] Closing Segment
- Jen gives the review and recap of today's discussion.
- Thank you for listening. Please share this podcast with your friends and family.
- Jen talks about the episode’s show notes to help you dive deeper into the doctrine and theology within the Christian faith.
- Final words from Pastor Jeff and Jen.
“The Holy Spirit is a person, far more than being an impersonal force of power and just as real and alive like you and I. ” - Jen Denton.
"Letting your conscience be your guide is horrific theology, but the Holy Spirit may speak.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.
“The power and the principle restrainer (The Holy Spirit) is greater than the power of Satan.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.
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