Sermon Outline :: By His Spirit
by Vance Havner
We cannot of ourselves produce any of the experiences of the Christian life.
- We cannot regenerate ourselves, for we are born again not of the will of the flesh but of God (John 1:13).
- We cannot confess Jesus as Lord but by the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:3).
- We cannot understand the Bible but by the Holy Spirit (John 14:26; 1 John 2:27).
- We cannot live the Christian life--Christ lives in us (Philippians 1:21; Galatians 2:20).
- The natural man cannot receive the things of the Spirit of God (1 Corinthians 2:14).
We can consent and cooperate, but this is a supernatural work of God from start to finish.