The Grinch, the Work of the Spirit, and the Coming of the King

The Grinch, the Work of the Spirit, and the Coming of the King

Friends, analogies only go so far but what happened to the Grinch on Mt. Crumpit, reflects what the Holy Spirit has done in those who believe the gospel. One aspect of the work of the Spirit is to change us into people that love God and others with all that we are. The Scriptures say that the Holy Spirit convicts us of sin, opens our minds and hearts to repent and believe the gospel, pours the love of God into our hearts, sets us free from sin’s penalty, sanctifies us from sin’s power, and bears witness with our spirit that we’ve been adopted as children of God. The Spirit of God is the third person of the Trinity and is the promise of the New Covenant given as a gift to all whom the Lord calls.

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