“When it comes to transformation, God will not do what the Christian should do, but the Christian cannot do what only God can do.”

December 3, 2017

The deep application of heart work takes time and significant effort. However, no amount of time and effort can alone bring about the transformation we so desperately need. Only the work of the Spirit can transform our hearts. In today’s message we will meditate on the role of the Holy Spirit in heart work, gaining confidence in our hope for change because the God of the universe who dwells inside of us promises to bring it about.

Application Questions

1. Do you recognize the opposite of your struggles in Paul’s description of the fruit of the Spirit?

2. What does it mean for your efforts and desire to change that what you need is produced by the Spirit of God?

3. Do you have confidence that God will produce the fruit of the Spirit in your life?  Why or why not?

4. How would you pray differently if you remembered that what you need is produced by the Spirit of God?

Scott Mehl

Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship.

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