evangelism: an offer of the Holy Spirit

Devotional Thoughts from Romans 8:1-17.
Republished from marmsky.wordpress.com with permission.

The unsaved person cannot hope to please God because his orientation is “according to the flesh.”  But God offers his Holy Spirit who makes all the difference.

  1. He replaces the law of sin and death (2).
  2. He leads believers in the new walk (4,14).
  3. He redirects the minds of believers (5-7).
  4. He creates a spiritual resurrection and will empower the physical resurrection (10-11).
  5. But first, he empowers a putting to death of the deeds of the body (12-13).
  6. He bears witness with the believer’s spirit that an adoption has occurred .  The believer is now a son of God (14-17).

LORD, thank you for the gift of your Holy Spirit.  Show us how to share him with the lost.


About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a missionary with Advent Christian General Conference, and elder at Takanini Community Church in Auckland, New Zealand. He is a teacher, Bible translator, and avid blogger. "My hope is that everyone who reads this blog will have an opportunity to understand the gospel, and will know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior." He has written books on theology and Bible commentary. You can read more of Jeff's writing at Devotions  |  Jefferson Vann | Commands of Christ | Learning Koine Greek Together

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