Empowering Life Change (5/5)

The Higher Power

By Pastor Dan Williams, January 29, 2023

Know & Live By God’s Spirit

Romans 8:11 (NLT) 11 The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.

The Holy Spirit you.

  • 2 Corinthians 4:16 (NLT) 16 That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day.

Romans 8:26–27 (NLT) 26 And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. 27 And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will.

The Holy Spirit you.

Galatians 5:22–24 (NLT) 22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.

The Holy Spirit you.


  • Be the Spirit of God lives in you.
  • the Spirit help you in your weakness.
  • Follow the Spirit’s leading in part of your life.
    • Galatians 5:25 (NLT) 25 Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.

Continuing The Conversation

1. The Holy Spirit raised Jesus’ body up out of the grave. This same Spirit made you alive & is renewing all true believers. Have you ever sensed this Spirit living in you?

2. Have you ever experienced a pain or loss so deeply that you couldn’t even find any words to express it? If so, what was that like?

a. How do you feel knowing that the Spirit who knows what you need was praying to God on your behalf?

3. In what area of life might you need to start following the Spirit’s leading more deeply?