They Received God the Holy Spirit – Galatians 3:1-5… 2 …did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?
There could be only one answer to Paul’s question in v.2: the Spirit came into their lives because they trusted Jesus. One evidence of conversion is the presence of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer A.
A. It is important that we understand the work of the Holy Spirit in salvation.
[A.1] The Spirit convicts the lost sinner and reveals Jesus to them B. The sinner has a choice: they can resist the Spirit C or yield to the Spirit and trust Jesus D.
[A.2] When the sinner believes in Jesus, they are born of the Spirit E and receive new life. F
[A.3] They are also baptized by the Spirit and they become a part of the spiritual body of Jesus G.
[A.4] The believer is sealed by the Spirit H as a guarantee that he will one day share in the glory of the resurrection of Jesus.
B. Since the Holy Spirit does so much for the believer instantaneously at the time of believing, the Disciple has a daily responsibility to the Spirit, who lives within his body I.
[B.1] The Disciple should daily walk in the Spirit by studying the Word, praying, and obeying God’s commands and will as found in His word. J
Notes: A- Romans 8:9-10; B- John 16:7-11; C- Acts 7:51; D- Romans 3:23, 6:23; 5:8, 10:17,9,13; Ephesians 2:8-9; E- John 3:1-8; F- 2 Corinthians 5:17; G- What is the baptism of the Holy Spirit?, 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Mark 1:8, Acts 1:5, 2:38 baptism by the Spirit, then Acts 3:41 baptism by water; H- Ephesians 1:13-14; I- 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; J- Galatians 5:16, 25, & New Testament Commandments; HEAR & ACTS method of Bible study and prayer;